Church-wide 21 Day Fast Starting January 1st!
The following is an update from pastor Jake:
As we close out 2017, we are so grateful for all that the Lord has done this year. We also look with anticipation for what God has in store for the New Year!
We are kicking off 2018 with a 21-day time of focused prayer and fasting. This is an intentional way to dedicate the year to the Lord, and to set our hearts as individuals and a church family toward Him.
We encourage everyone to seek God as to how they should participate in this fast. Some possible ideas are:
- Abstaining from all food for a day (or multiple days) each week of the fast
- Abstaining from certain foods for the whole 21 days
- Along with fasting food, fasting from entertainment, social media, television, etc.
- Skipping meals on certain days during the fast in order to pray and seek God
(For a basic teaching on what fasting is, and different types of fasts, check out this article: What is Fasting?)
Themes for the Fast
Aside from the general theme of consecrating ourselves to the Lord and dedicating the year to Him, each week of the fast will have a theme based on this Scripture: “But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.” (Obadiah vs. 17)
Week 1: Deliverance – We are praying for God to move in order to see souls saved, people delivered from the kingdom of darkness, captives set free from torment, and an increase in physical healing.
Week 2: Holiness – We are praying for our church body to encounter God’s love, be completely set apart to Him, and increase in holiness of heart and conduct.
Week 3: Inheritance – We are praying that we will receive everything that God has for us as individuals and a church family, that we will possess our “promised land”, and that we will walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
*To sign up to fast for one or more of the 21 days, email Anna Kail at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at the information table on Sunday morning.
Worship and Prayer Nights
There will be worship and prayer nights happening each Friday night during the 21 day fast. These will be powerful times to join together in unity and seek God with all of our hearts! Plan to make it out to these prayer gatherings:
Friday, January 5th, 12th, and 19th at 7:00 PM
Where: The Works’ House
141 Broadstone Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
(Click here for map)
*Kids of all ages are welcome to attend and join in prayer and worship. But please note that there will not be separate childcare.
I am looking forward to seeing how the Lord will move among us in 2018. Let’s continue to dedicate our lives to God and seek Him for everything that He wants to do in our lives and church body!