21 day prayer challenge

Friday March 9 - Thursday March 29, 2018

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Our power to effect change in this world begins with prayer. From MARCH 9 - 29 we will come together for 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting leading us up to Easter. Together, we will pray for God’s leading in our personal lives, at Connexion Point and across the Baltimore area and beyond. 


Meeting Schedule

Kickoff Gathering

Friday March 9 // 7 pm


Saturday Prayer Gatherings

March 10, 17, and 24 // 10 am

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Reading

"Satisfied: Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption"  by Jeff Manion.

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Fasting Info

Corporately we will be focusing on the Daniel Fast. However, we realize that fasting may be new to some, and there may be others that have health restrictions prohibiting participation in the Daniel Fast. We have provided resources below for those that are new to fasting and other types of fasts.


Stay Connected During the Fast by using the 21 Days of Prayer Section of our App.  Gain access to Daily Videos and other fasting resources.  Need the App? 

ABOUT FASTING

WHY DO WE FAST? 

Fasting is a spiritual practice that enables the body of Christ to grow in their relationship with God. The purpose of a fast is to set aside a specific span of time for restricting certain foods or practices as a physical commitment to seek God through deeper personal engagement and fervent prayer. When we combine fasting with prayer and meditation, we can experience a more focused time of closeness with our Lord and seek His wisdom and help.



TYPES OF FASTS?


Complete Fast

• Drinking only liquids, typically water and/or light juices.

• Broth or soup may be included as options.


Selective Fast

• Removing certain elements from your diet.

• The Daniel Fast - abstaining from meat, sweets, or bread; drink water and juice, and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.


Partial Fast

• Abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon.

• Fast during specific times of the day, e.g. 6 am - 3 pm, or from sun-up to sundown.


Soul Fast

• Common for: anyone new to fasting food; those with health issues that prevent them from fasting food; those wanting to refocus specific areas of life that are out of balance.

• Suggestions: abstain from engaging in social media, shopping, watching television, etc.



RESOURCES


Fasting for Beginners Article by David Mathis (DesireingGod.org)


Background on the Daniel Fast (PDF)


Daniel Fast Food List (PDF)


The Daniel Fast book by Susan Gregory


7 Steps to Fasting Article by Bill Bright (CRU.org)


Personal Prayer Guide (PDF)