Types of Fast:
1. Full fast is no food at all – water only. (Always check with your doctor before beginning a full fast.)
2. Partial fast is what the word implies: a partial fast. It could mean eating only one meal a day or cutting certain foods from your diet that you regularly eat. The Daniel fast was a partial fast. Daniel went on a 21-day fast with intensity in prayer. “I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth...till three whole weeks were fulfilled...” (Dan. 10:2-3) There was nothing pleasant about Daniel’s fast. No seasoning, no sugars, no stimulants like caffine, just vegetables – raw or cooked – and water. “...Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.” Dan 1:12
3. Juice or liquids only fast. Some people remove all foods, meats, breads, vegetables and fruits but drink juices and eat soups or broths.
4. Alternating days. You may fast by drinking water only for 1, 2 or 3 days and then eating some modified diet for four days (skip one meal each day or vegetables only...)
Prayerfully seek the Lord and ask Him how you should participate in the fast and He will guide you.
The church will be open for prayer at 7 P.M. everyday throughout the fast except Sundays and Wednesdays. On those days we will meet in the sanctuary at 6 P.M.
The focus of corporate prayer.
Week One. There can be no right fasting apart from a right heart, right living, and a right attitude. This week your fasting and prayer should be inward. The first purpose for your fast is a personal encounter with the Lord, a time to confess and renounce our compromises and sins and recommit our life to fully obey Jesus. It is a time to repent, a time for personal reflection, to seek personal healing, forgiveness, direction, insight and growth. This week, it will not be selfish to make your prayer time personal.
Week Two. This week during your time of fasting and prayer you will become the intercessor. We encourage you to pray for the people in your life, family, friends acquaintences. As you do, listen to the Holy Spirit. Write down names of loved ones, neighbors, classmates, co-workers, people in your church and pray for their salvation, healing, provision, deliverance, ministry, deliverance, promotion, calling, anointing... whatever God lays on your heart..
Week Three. This week your fasting and prayer turns outward to the world. Jesus said that His house is to be called “A house of prayer for the nations…” So we will pray for our City, State, Nation and the world. Pray for leaders in government, in churches and in business. Pray for the lost – all as the Spirit leads you.
Each day, as you arrive at prayer meeting, there will be a prayer sheet with instructions to help you and to unify us in prayer. Each prayer meeting will be proceeded by 5 minutes of exhortation by one of our Pastors.
We will conclude the Fast Sunday, January 27, with a special time of praise and worship and by bringing an offering of sacrifice to the Lord.
NOTE: While we invite you to join us in this time of fasting and prayer and while it’s true that fasting is indeed Biblical, fasting is always voluntary. It is your choice whether you choose to participate. As for children and teens, they should never engage in fasting without express parental consent and physician oversight. Teens who desire to participate in the fast are encouraged to consider non-food abstentions, such as TV, movies, Internet surfing, video-games, etc.
Also, a special admonishment to those who are sick, pregnant, recovering from surgery and or illness: Find other ways to participate in the fast. Join us in prayer, in Bible Study and in believing God for miracles, signs and wonders.