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21 Days of Prayer and Fasting

JANUARY 9TH THROUGH JANUAURY 29TH

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21 Days of Prayer and Fasting

JANUARY 9TH THROUGH JANUAURY 29TH

FROM THE BEGINNING…


…of Bridgewood Church, we have made it a priority to seek God with prayer and fasting. Each year we typically begin the year with a designated time of prayer and fasting. Over the years we have seen God do the miraculous and has graced us with favor, anointing and success. We invite you to join us for our time of fasting and prayer this year.


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Types of Fasts

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.

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.

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Types of Fasts

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.

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.

TIMING OF A FAST

 AT BRIDGEWOOD, WE ENCOURAGE FASTING AS A CHURCH AT VARIOUS TIMES OF THE YEAR, PARTICULARLY IN JANUARY. THIS IS PART OF A SEASON OF FOCUSED PRAYER AS A CHURCH FAMILY. YOU MAY ALSO CHOOSE TO FAST AT OTHER TIMES DURING THE YEAR FOR YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT. IT’S VERY TYPICAL TO FAST A SINGLE MEAL, A WHOLE DAY, OR THREE DAYS OR MORE. THE TIMING OF YOUR FAST IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS THE STRENGTH OF YOUR FOCUS ON HIM AS YOU FAST.
 

Scripture References

  • Matthew 6:16-18
  • Matthew 9:14-15
  • Luke 18:9-14
  • Acts 27:33-37
  • Nehemiah 9:1-3