Frequently asked questions

What is fasting?

The goal of fasting is to draw closer to God. Biblical fasting is done by detoxing from distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and refreshes us from the inside out. With our refreshed soul and body, we celebrate the goodness and mercy of God. This 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. It is very important to know your body, your options, and most importantly, to seek God in prayer. As you pray, listen, and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

What type of fasts are there?

  • 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 the Daniel Fast you remove meats, sweets, and bread from your diet. You will only consume water, juice, fruits, vegetables, whole grains. For more information check out this helpful resource: https://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/nutrition-101/what-is-the-daniel-fast
  • 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 in food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus on 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. At the conclusion of the fast, carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses.

What else can I pray for everyday?

  • Humble ourselves. Asking for forgiveness for our sins and the sins of our land.
  • Seeking God. Declaring our dependence on God in every area of our lives.
  • His Kingdom Come. Praying for the completion of the Great Commission and for revival in our generation.
  • Listen to Heaven. Inviting the Presence of God in our church and our lives (souls saved, signs, wonders, miracles, and transformed lives.)
  • Next Steps. Praying for all people in their journey of faith to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference
  • Believing God for answered prayer to our specific needs (The ONE cards, prayer requests, building campaign).

Why do we fast?

"And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you." - Matthew 6:16-18 (ESV)