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I recorded a brief word on prayer and fasting. It provides some encouragement, insight and goes over several different kinds of fasts.

 

 


 

Help For The Journey:

1. Schedule a set a time to pray everyday
2. Determine a specific place to pray everyday
3. Create a growing list of things to pray for 
4. Find specific Scriptures to pray along with
5. Ask God to teach you how to pray and to lead you in your prayer times
6. Be easy on yourself, like any other habit or muscle it takes time to build
7. Be patient, you'll get some "spiritual muscle memory" and grow more and more 
confident as you pray


Prayer Resources:

21 Days of Prayer is a time where we intentionally seek God every day in prayer as we 
believe for Him to move in powerful ways. If you are preparing for an upcoming season 
of 21 Days of Prayer or you want to learn more about strengthening your personal prayer 
life, use these resources to help.

Teach Us To Pray by Chris Hodges Watch Now 

Prayer and Fasting by Chris Hodges Watch Now

Additional Resource: 11 Tips for Prayer and Fasting


Fasting:

The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with 
eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and 
renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of 
God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. 
Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important 
to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow 
what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

 

Types of Fasts:

COMPLETE FAST

In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.

SELECTIVE FAST
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a 
selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from 
your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.

PARTIAL FAST
The goal of your group experience is to develop relationships while also growing 
spiritually. This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from 
eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific 
times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.

SOUL FAST
This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health 
issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your 
life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or 
watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back 
into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.

 


 

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