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The Bible teaches us that there is power in rising up prayer and fasting.  

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Join us in 40 days of prayer and fasting as a means of seeking God and entering into a deeper practice of prayer leading up to Easter. 

Biblical examples of fasting:

  1. Moses fasted before he received the 10 Commandments (Exodus 34:28).

  2. God’s people fasted when they were under attack from their enemies (2 Chronicles 20:3).

  3. David fasted in mourning and repentance (2 Samuel 12:16).

  4. God’s people fasted when Esther went before the king to win their deliverance (Esther 4:16).

  5. Daniel fasted and prayed for God‘s mercy on the Nation (Daniel 9:3).

  6. The early church fasted to receive direction in their decisions (Acts 13:2-3).

  7. The apostle Paul fasted when appointing leaders for the church (Acts 14:23).

  8. Jesus fasted in preparation for his public ministry (Matt 4:1-2)

“When we unite in prayer and fasting we can expect God to be revealed to us through provision, direction, favor and deliverance.”  Pastor Rick Warren

Some purposes for a season of prayer and fasting (creating space for God):

  1. To prepare for a new season (career, marriage, parenting, moving, etc.)

  2. To receive direction

  3. To find strength in the midst of struggle, grief, repentance

  4. To invite & plead with God for intervention and breakthrough


How to Rise Up with God each day:

  • Keep it simple. If you don't have an established time you spend with God each day, even setting aside 5 minutes can make a huge difference!

  • Read a Scripture passage. Sign up via the button below if you'd like us to email you a daily passage!

  • Reflect on the passage and ask yourself: Does this convey a message from me to God or from God to me? (or both!)

  • Capture the insights in 1-2 sentences (in a journal, on your phone, etc.).

  • Spend time in prayer with God about these insights.

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