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The Bible teaches us that there is power in rising up prayer and fasting.
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:
Moses fasted before he received the 10 Commandments (Exodus 34:28).
God’s people fasted when they were under attack from their enemies (2 Chronicles 20:3).
David fasted in mourning and repentance (2 Samuel 12:16).
God’s people fasted when Esther went before the king to win their deliverance (Esther 4:16).
Daniel fasted and prayed for God‘s mercy on the Nation (Daniel 9:3).
The early church fasted to receive direction in their decisions (Acts 13:2-3).
The apostle Paul fasted when appointing leaders for the church (Acts 14:23).
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):
To prepare for a new season (career, marriage, parenting, moving, etc.)
To receive direction
To find strength in the midst of struggle, grief, repentance
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.