We're committed to prioritising our connection with God and seeking Him first in prayer.
As a church we are starting a journey together of 21 days of prayer and fasting.
This month is the starting point for our prayers to be focused on coming together and uniting in faith! We are...
"Seeking first His Kingdom and Believing for Miracles"
We are trusting in His transformative power to flow abundantly into our lives, homes, our church, and our nation.
WHAT IS FASTING & WAYS TO FAST
WHAT IS FASTING?
Fasting is a spiritual practice that holds deep significance in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. It involves abstaining from food and sometimes other forms of sustenance for a specific period, usually accompanied by prayer and seeking God's guidance. Fasting is not merely a physical discipline but is intended to be a means of drawing closer to God, seeking His wisdom, and demonstrating a contrite heart and dependence on Him.
In the Old Testament, fasting was often associated with repentance and mourning. For example, in the book of Joel, the prophet calls for a collective fast as a response to a locust plague, encouraging the people to "return to the Lord with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning" (Joel 2:12).
In the New Testament, Jesus himself engaged in fasting, especially during the 40 days he spent in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil. Fasting is seen as a way to strengthen one's spiritual resolve and reliance on God, as exemplified in Jesus' response to the devil's temptations.
Fasting also emphasises the importance of a sincere heart and motives. In the book of Isaiah, God speaks against mere ritualistic fasting, saying, "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?" (Isaiah 58:6). This underscores the idea that fasting should be accompanied by actions that reflect a transformed heart and a commitment to justice and righteousness. In essence, biblical fasting is a powerful tool for spiritual growth, self-examination, and seeking God's guidance in a manner that extends beyond mere abstention from food.
If you’ve never fasted before, or if you are a versed faster, and you’ve fasted many times, we’re excited about what God will do in these next 21 days as you say, “God, I want You, and I’m running into your presence for more of You in prayer and fasting.”
Let us know you are doing the Fast 2023 so that we can be praying for you!