Hey church body,
In this time of uncertainty, the elders are calling for the church to participate in 21 days of prayer and fasting. The purpose of this is for the church to seek the face of God for three reasons: that we may we learn to worship Him consistently as we:
- Trust in Him
- Rest in Him
- Wait upon Him with great confidence
Our fasting does not have to be a fast from food, but seek something you do everyday consistently and choose to fast from that daily. It could be one meal a day, TV, facebook, etc. When you normally would do this activity, instead spend this time in prayer and meditation with the Lord worshipping Him. Rejoice that that we can place all of our trust in Him, because He is our rest and as we wait, we know He will continue to renew our strength.
We get to take the focus off of us and organize our prayers for people and our city. Here are some suggestions:
- Make a list of 21 people to pray for. Just add these names to your list as the Lord brings them to mind during the 21 days. You don't have to try to come up with 21 names immediately. These should be people who do not know the Lord or you're not certain they know the Lord. Ask the Lord to give you a specific time to ask them their story or journey of life. If Christ is not in their story, pray that God would give you the boldness to share with them the importance of Christ in your life.
- Make a list of 21 ways to bless people. Try to do as many of these as you can. Ask the Lord for the opportunities to fulfill at least 7 of these suggestions within the 21 days of prayer and fasting. Invite others to join you in blessing people.
- Stop and pray for seven minutes - three times a day. Take this time to pray for the people on your list and ask the Lord to continue to give you creative ways to bless people to see Him at work. Spend time thanking Him for all the works He has done and will continue to do!
We are so excited to hear how the Father blesses us through this time.