21 Days of Prayer
Join us in January for 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. Below you will find a guide to help you with daily prayer focuses (Scroll down for more information on fasting).
Every Day Prayer Focus
- Humble ourselves. Asking for forgiveness for our sins and the sins of our land.
- Seeking God. Declaring our dependence on God in every area of our lives.
- His Kingdom Come. Praying for the completion of the Great Commission and for revival in our generation.
- Hear from Heaven. Inviting the Presence of God in our church and our lives (souls saved, signs, wonders, miracles, and transformed lives.)
- Next Steps. Praying for all people in their journey of faith to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference
- Believing God for answered prayer to our specific needs (Connection Cards, Pastoral Care Update Cards, and prayer requests).
Daily Prayer Focus
- Sunday, Jan 3 – Church service prayer – prayer for kids going to back to school
- Monday, Jan 4 – Our Leaders – Nation, State, and City (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
- Tuesday, Jan 5 – Our pastors, church staff, small group leaders, dream teamers, council/trustees
- Wednesday, Jan 6 – Our City and State – El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Placerville, Shingle Springs, El Dorado County, Sacramento Region and California
- Thursday, Jan 7 – Revival in America, Church Planting Leaders, Our Nation – National Missions (Covenant Church and ARC).
- Friday, Jan 8 – Our World – International Missions (leadership training and church planting), the Gospel in Israel and the unreached regions of the world.
- Saturday, Jan 9 – Pray for our worship service, band members, teaching and God’s Word
- Sunday, Jan 10 – Church service prayer
- Monday, Jan 11 – The Lost – invitation in services, friends and family members who need Jesus
- Tuesday, Jan 12 – Small Groups – leaders, members, real life change
- Wednesday, Jan 13 – Growth Track and Dream Team – leadership development, covering over every leader, fresh vision
- Thursday, Jan 14 – Children and Students in Elementary, Junior High and High School
- Friday, Jan 15 – College Students and Young Adults
- Saturday, Jan 16 – Pray for our worship service, band members, teaching and God’s Word
- Sunday, Jan 17 – Church service prayer
- Monday, Jan 18 – Families and marriages
- Tuesday, Jan 19 – Our Church’s vision for 2021 – building projects, remodel, finances, leaders
- Wednesday, Jan 20 – My personal vision for 2021 – debt, relationships, ministry, freedom from habits, reaching my full potential
- Thursday, Jan 21 – Personal freedom and deliverance, breakthrough in every area!
- Friday, Jan 22 – Our specific needs (finances, health, family members and other personal needs). Pray for the sick, abused, hurting, homeless and mental illness.
- Saturday, Jan 23 – Pray for our worship service, band members, teaching and God’s Word
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
Types of Fasts
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
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.
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.
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.