21 Days of Prayer and Fasting

  01.09.2023 - 01.29.2023

  All Day

Start the New Year strong with 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. From Jan 9 – 29, we will draw closer to God as a church community through worship, prayer, and fasting.

Kingdom Come: Prayer and Worship Gatherings

During this event, we will host mid-week prayer and worship gatherings on Tuesdays at our Cape Campus. Jan 10, 17, & 24 @ 6:30pm. Childcare available ages birth – 4yrs.

We also have a 24/7 Prayer room available the last week of the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, beginning at Noon on Jan 22.

Sign up here.

Types of Fasting

In his now classic book, Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster explains the ways of fasting found in scripture:

Normal Fast – Most generally, fasting involves abstaining from all types of food (solid or liquid), but not from water. This is how Jesus begins his ministry where, we are told, “he ate nothing” for 40 days. While the length may vary from one fast to another, this is the typical manner of fasting found in scripture. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, fasted twice a week for much of his ministry from sundown till 3:00 the next day. The “Wesley Fast,” therefore, typically involves skipping two meals.

Partial Fast – Based primarily on the Old Testament Book of Daniel, the partial fast involves a restriction of diet but not total abstention. For three weeks Daniel declared, “I ate no delicacies, no meat, or wine entered my mouth” (Dan. 10:3). With this fast, one’s diet consists of fruits, vegetables, and water. (More information on the Daniel Fast can be found at daniel-fast.com.)

Absolute Fast – Reserved for times of dire emergency in the Bible, the absolute fast involves abstaining from food and water. Typically, a person can survive only three days without water so this type of fast is rare and reserved for extreme circumstances only.

If you have any questions about your health and participating in a fast, please consult your doctor.

As the people of La Croix Church, let’s fast to see heaven come to earth.

Questions? Contact Brett at bcheek@lacroixchurch.org.