21 DAYS OF FASTING AND PRAYER- Starting DATE:
REASONS FOR THE FAST:
For the Healing of our Land and Revival in New England
2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land
To seek and find out God’s will: personally, for the church, and for the city.
Daniel 10: 2-3, 2 At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. 3 I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.
For Deliverance to come to our household (extended families) and every household in our city. Deliverance from the power of the enemy.
Esther 4:16 –16 “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”
Standing in the gap, repenting for the sins of mankind, our fathers as well as our own.
Nehemiah 9:1-2 1 On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and having dust on their heads. 2 Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the wickedness of their fathers.
Deuteronomy 9:18 18 Then once again I fell prostrate before the LORD for forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all the sin you had committed, doing what was evil in the LORD’s sight and so provoking him to anger.
Isaiah 58:6 For wicked bonds to be loosed (bad habits and family curses), the oppressed can go free (mental problems and demonic strongholds) and burdens and yokes can be released (worry, fear, anxiety).
Standing on Isaiah 58:8 – For light to break forth like the morning, healing and restoration will spring forth speedily, and righteousness will go before you, bringing you to peace and prosperity.
Revival in Our City – Read JONAH Chapter 3 – Prayer and Fasting brought Deliverance to that city. Joel chapter 2 is also a picture of what fasting can do. (Read these in the Amplified version if possible)
Bonds of wickedness to be loosed, oppression goes and burdens and yokes are destroyed. Also that the eyes of men’s hearts will be enlightened to know God’s will.
Financial breakthrough for Living Word, and the members. Declare over the church, that all our needs are met, and that we have more than enough to do all that God has called us to do as a church body.
For our Youth and Youth Services: Our youth will know the truth and the truth will set them free. Pray for their eyes to be enlightened to the Word of God. Also that they will have an experience with God and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
SPECIAL TIPS FOR YOU:
While fasting, you are open spiritually, so take advantage of this opportunity to get as much of the Word into your life as possible. You will notice the great benefits afterwards.
– In fasting and prayer you will be more intimate with God’s own heartbeat.
– Fasting creates changes in us that makes it possible to interact with God.
– Fasting gives us the opportunity to stop and consecrate our life to Him.
– Fasting and prayer can open a door to a much closer relationship with the
– Fasting will build character in us, cleanse and purify our bodies and
spirits, and enable us to realize His vision for our lives.
God promises He’ll reward us openly when we pray and fast. Mathew 6:6,18.
We must stay in Agreement:
Isaiah 58:4 “Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.” Our voice will not be heard on high if we have any quarreling or strife; we must be in agreement!
Guidelines for Daniel Fast
Whole Grains: Brown Rice, Oats, Barley, Bran Legumes: Dried Beans, Pinto Beans, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Eyed Peas Fruits: Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Oats, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon Vegetables: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chili Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Gingerroot, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini Seeds, Nuts, Sprouts
Liquids: Spring Water, Distilled Water, 100% All-Natural Fruit Juices, 100% All Natural Vegetable Juices
What you cannot eat: 1. Meat -fish 2. White Bread 3. White Rice 4. Dairy, eggs, cheese 5 No white sugar 6. Fried Foods
7. Carbonated Beverages
8. Foods containing preservatives or additives
9. White flour
10. Margarine, shortening, high fat products
Suggestions: Soy and Veggie Products, veggie burgers, soy hot dogs, soy milk, Ezekiel bread, Morning Star Veggie products are really good, protein shakes
Veggie burgers with onions and mushrooms
Sweet potatoes with soy butter and cinnamon
Spirutein shake with soy milk
Ezekiel bread, Morning Star Veggie products are really good. Trader Joes has very reasonable prices on all natural products and a great juice selection
Lamberts and has reasonable prices on fruits and vegetables