21 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING

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JANUARY 1-21, 2019

We make it a priority to seek God first in prayer at Relate Church. We do this collectively as a church through 21 Days of Prayer. Together, we seek God first.

It's a fresh new season, and this is an incredible time to pray and fast and focus on all that God has for you personally and for our church. 

As you practice seeking Him first, He will move on your behalf like never before. You will start to see the power of prayer impact your relationships, work, family, and every area of your life.

WHAT WE'RE PRAYING FOR:

DAILY PRAYER FOCUS:

  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 - Our Leaders – Country, Province, and City (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2 - Our Pastors, Staff, Dream Team, Board (1 Thessalonians 5:12)

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 3 - Our City (Jeremiah 29:7)

  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 - Our Local Missions – Community Care & Dream Centre (Luke 4:18-19)

  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 - Our National Missions – ARC, Mercy Ministries Canada, revival in Canada (Acts 16:5)

  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 - CHURCH SERVICE

  • MONDAY, JANUARY 7 - Our International Missions – TV Outreach, Watoto Ministries, Hillsong, Pray for Israel (Matthew 24:14)

  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 - The Lost (Romans 8:15)

  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 - Relate Groups – for leaders, members, real life change happening in groups (Hebrews 10:24-25)

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 - Fast Track and Dream Team – leadership development, covering over every leader, fresh vision (Philippians 1:6)

  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 - Children, Students, RGen (Psalm 127:3-5)

  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 - Families and marriages (Proverbs 24:3-4)

  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 - CHURCH SERVICE

  • MONDAY, JANUARY 14 - Freedom Session, Classes (Matthew 9:37-38)

  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 - My Church – Vision for 2019, building projects, campus launches, conferences, finances, leaders (Matthew 16:18)

  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 - My Personal Vision for 2019 – fresh vision, dreams fulfilled, making a difference  (Proverbs 21:30)

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 - My Place of Influence – home, workplace, school (Matthew 5:13-14)

  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 - My Freedom – personal freedom and deliverance, breakthrough in every area (Isaiah 54:17)

  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 - My Needs – finances, health, family members to be saved and other personal needs (1 Peter 5:7)

  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 - CHURCH SERVICE

  • MONDAY, JANUARY 21- Closing Prayer (1 Chronicles 4:10)

FASTING

Fasting enables us to eliminate distractions for a spiritual purpose, hitting the reset button on our soul in order to draw nearer to God. It prepares our hearts for the good things that we believe God desires to bring into our lives. Seek God in prayer and follow the Holy Spirit as you decide what kind of fast is right for you. Below are a few different types of fasts that you may consider:

COMPLETE FAST

In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.

SELECTIVE FAST

This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.

PARTIAL FAST

This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.

SOUL FAST

This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.