We value God's presence by making intentional space for His work in our lives. We do that by engaging in the spiritual habits that encourage personal time with Jesus.

As a resource for our 21 days of prayer and fasting, and to launch our 2022 theme, Pastor Darren wrote a 21-day devotional titled Abide: Readings, Confessions, and Prayers to Practically Abide with Jesus. The devotional will assist in leading you into a daily time with our Lord.

What is fasting?

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.

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 6am to 3pm 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 a duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.

Share what you are reading!

Here are some posts you can share with quotes and scriptures from the Abide prayer guide. Feel free to download and share on social media or send to a friend. You can talk about what God is speaking to you during our 21 days of prayer and fasting.