Last year, many of you participated in the 21 Day Challenge; A Time of Prayer and Fasting leading up to Easter. For many, it was their first experience with a church wide call to pray and fast. Many went into the 21 Day Challenge not knowing what to expect but believing that God would respond to their obedience and their effort. Needless to say, God did not disappoint those who humbled themselves and sought His face. Many experienced personal breakthroughs in struggles with addiction. Others saw God answer prayers and provide direction. Almost everyone’s experience was different but there was one thing in common. Everyone came out of it sensing God’s presence and direction more powerfully and intimately than ever before. If you didn’t feel led to participate last year, let me encourage you to join us this year for our 21 Day Challenge. There really is no better way to reset our spiritual compass and bring about refreshing in every area of our lives than through prayer and fasting. Whether you have done a twenty-one-day season of prayer and fasting before, or if this is your first time, you can start where you are and experience what God has in store for you in a powerful way.
  • 1. Set Your Objective

    Ask the Holy Spirit to clarify His leading and objectives for your time of prayer and fasting. This will enable you to pray more specifically and strategically.

  • 2. Make Your Commitment about the kind of fast you should undertake.

    Before you fast, decide the following up front: What will I fast from? How often? And for how long?You might decide to fast one meal a day for the 21 days. You might decide to give up TV or social media. Whatever is hindering you and your focus on the Lord might be a good place to start.

  • 3. Prepare Yourself Spiritually

    The very foundation of fasting and prayer is repentance. Unconfessed sin will hinder your prayers. So will unforgiveness. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring these things to your mind and, as He reveals them, deal with immediately.

  • 4. Expect Opposition

    Do not underestimate spiritual opposition. Satan sometimes intensifies the natural battle between body and spirit (Galatians 5:16,17).

  • 5. Follow the On Line Devotional

    You can follow the daily online devotional by visiting our website and going to the 21 Day Challenge. You can also pick an online devotional of your own choosing from the YouVersion Bible App on your smartphone or IPad.

  • 6. Expect Results

    If you sincerely humble yourself before the Lord, repent, pray, and seek God’s face; if you consistently meditate on His Word, you will experience a heightened awareness of His presence (John 14:21). The Lord will give you fresh, new spiritual insights. Your confidence and faith in God will be strengthened. You will feel mentally, spiritually, and physically refreshed. You will see answers to your prayers.