Day of Prayer & Fasting

Wednesday October 14  |  9:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, and 6:00pm

 

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” and “You have not because you ask not” are just two of so many biblical encouragements to seek our Father in prayer. During these times of disruption and crisis, it is even more essential that we gather to pray, to confess, and to seek the Lord together.

 

We hope youʼll join us in-person and on Zoom on Wednesday October 14 for our Day of Prayer and Fasting.

 

We are planning three in-person prayer meetings at the church (safe and socially distanced) at the following times:

  • 9:00am: roof deck 
  • 12:00pm: neighborhood prayer walk 
  • 3:00pm: roof deck 

 

Capacity limits and mask requirements are in place. Registration is required and available at the in-person link below.

 

Then at 6:00pm, our entire church will gather via Zoom to pray. To register for the Zoom call, which will allow you to participate in prayer breakout groups, please click the all-church link below. The meeting will also be broadcast on our YouTube channel (no registration required).

“ACTS” Prayer Guide: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication

When you begin your day of prayer on October 14, please set aside a few minutes each hour to reflect and pray through the following verses and topics.

 

9:00am: Psalm 145:18 (Adoration)

 

10:00am: Jeremiah 33:3 (Adoration)

 

11:00am: John 15:7 (Adoration)

 

12:00pm: Psalm 51:1-4, 17 (Confession)

Registered members can join us via Zoom (they will receive a direct link/password via email). Non-members may participate live on our YouTube channel.

 

1:00pm: 1 John 1:8-9 (Confession)

 

2:00pm: Colossians 3:15-17 (Thanksgiving)

 

3:00pm: Titus 2:11-14 (Supplication)

Pray for our church mission.

 

4:00pm: Matthew 5:16 (Supplication)

Pray for our church leaders.

 

5:00pm: 1 Peter 5:5-7; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 2:1-2 (Supplication)

Pray for our city and country.

 

6:00-7:30pm

Registered members can join us via Zoom (they will receive a direct link/password via email). Non-members may participate live on our YouTube channel.

Tips on Conducting a 24-hour Fast

The evening before, eat a light dinner. Spend time in personal confession and yieldedness to God. Abstain from TV and other input that would divert you from having a special meeting with God.

 

The day of the fast, drink water or juices but abstain from food.

 

In the morning, resolve to focus on two or three promises from God (e.g. Psalm 145:18; Jeremiah 33:3; John 15:7). Ask God to show you sin in your life that needs to be confessed and forsaken.

 

Add to the above promises your own concerns for you and your family, our church, our nation, and the world.

 

Continue with your regular activities throughout the day, using your hunger as a reminder to love and trust God with the burdens on your heart. Pray silently as you work. If asked why you are not eating, simply say that you have chosen to fast on this day.

 

In the evening, join with other believers to affirm your own desperation to see God answer prayer.

 

The next morning, ask yourself:

  • What did I learn yesterday?
  • What sins were revealed to me?
  • What burdens were taken from my shoulders and transferred to God?
  • What do I see more clearly than before?
  • What is the next step in my walk with God?

 

Please note: if you are unable to fast for health reasons, you are encouraged to do the above while maintaining your regular eating schedule. Fasting itself has no special merit in God’s sight but is an added means of revealing who we are in God’s presence.