Meeting Location: 1390 Hwy 51, Covington, TN 38019 Mailing address: P.O. Box 114 Brighton TN 38011
Hope Community Church
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Real Relationships, Real Issues, Real Hope

21 days of Fasting and Prayer

for Hope! 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
  Guideline for fasting and praying
for you, family, and our church.  
 

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 Hope, we are encourage a fasting for 21 days

in the month of January. This is part of 21 Days

of Prayer and Fasting, 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 God 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