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JANUARY 24- FEBRUARY 13

Each year since Element Church began, we have participated in an annual

21 Day Corporate fast as a church family.  The 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting is designed to help prioritize our relationship with God and focus our attention on what matters most.  It's a way for us to ask the Lord for guidance, blessing, and renewal for our personal lives and for our church body.  Whether you have a great prayer life or no prayer life at all, this challenge is a powerful way to start 2022!

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Here are a few steps to help you prepare and join with us in the 21 Days of Prayer

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ONE

‍Set aside time each day for reading the Bible and praying.  Commit to spending time doing this daily, even if it's just a few minutes a day.  Consider what type of fast you will do. Be sensitive to the Lord’s leading when choosing your fast.

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TWO

Download the Element App and check-in daily for a devotional, Scripture reading, and prayer prompt.

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THREE

Join us each Sunday Morning at 9am or 11am as we corporately seek the Lord through prayer, worship, and the Word.  If you’re unable to attend services in person, join us online. Being with the Body of Christ in corporate worship and prayer is an important part of the Christian life! 

 

FASTING

Why do we fast? As a believer in Christ, our objective in fasting is to abstain from something, typically food, to help create an added awareness of our weakness and our need for God’s strength. It takes our surrender to God to a new level, showing Him that a relationship with Him is central to every aspect of our lives. Dedicating ourselves to prayer and fasting brings us to a new level of spiritual dependence and renews our perspective, commitment and resolve. 

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WHICH FAST TO CHOOSE?

Let’s be reminded that fasting isn’t a form of punishment for the sins you’ve committed since Christ took care of that for you on the cross. It’s the decision to disconnect yourself from your dependence on the world and yourself.

This was a common type of fast for the Hebrew people. For this fast, you’d designate certain times of the day for fasting. For example, no eating from sun up to sundown or choosing to eat only in the morning or the afternoon.

Stay connected to the word and encouragement with devotions from the Element body for the Element body.

‍Talk to your doctor and consult the Holy Spirit before you participate in this option but a complete fast is just that. For 21 days, you would only drink liquids (i.e. water, light juices, etc) for the entire day or designated portions of the day. We've seen this type of fast in the Book of Esther. Queen Esther called the entire nation of Israel to fast for their deliverance (Esther 4:16). It is amazing how long a human body can stand without food, but not without water.

A Soul fast typically means removing luxuries and indulgences outside of food. Its purpose is to guard the types of things that enter your mind and heart during this season. This includes but isn’t limited to social media, music, movies & TV, smart phone usage or screen time either for a certain period or the entire period.

Stay connected to the word and encouragement with devotions from the Element body for the Element body.

This is the most common type of fast since the Bible talks about abstaining from certain foods or drinks. The Daniel fast found in Daniel 10 is one example of a selective fast (no meats, breads and sweets for 21 days). Whole 30, Vegan/plant based and Paleo meal plans are popular food choices as well.

COMPLETE

FASTING

‍Talk to your doctor and consult the Holy Spirit before you participate in this option but a complete fast is just that. For 21 days, you would only drink liquids (i.e. water, light juices, etc) for the entire day or designated portions of the day. We've seen this type of fast in the Book of Esther. Queen Esther called the entire nation of Israel to fast for their deliverance (Esther 4:16). It is amazing how long a human body can stand without food, but not without water.

SELECTIVE

FASTING

This is the most common type of fast since the Bible talks about abstaining from certain foods or drinks. The Daniel fast found in Daniel 10 is one example of a selective fast (no meats, breads and sweets for 21 days). Whole 30, Vegan/plant based and Paleo meal plans are popular food choices as well.

 

INTERMITTENT

FASTING

This was a common type of fast for the Hebrew people. For this fast, you’d designate certain times of the day for fasting. For example, no eating from sun up to sundown or choosing to eat only in the morning or the afternoon.

SOUL

FASTING

A Soul fast typically means removing luxuries and indulgences outside of food. Its purpose is to guard the types of things that enter your mind and heart during this season. This includes but isn’t limited to social media, music, movies & TV, smart phone usage or screen time either for a certain period or the entire period.

RESOURCES

This was a common type of fast for the Hebrew people. For this fast, you’d designate certain times of the day for fasting. For example, no eating from sun up to sundown or choosing to eat only in the morning or the afternoon.

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APP DEVOS

Stay connected to the word and encouragement with devotions from the Element body for the Element body.

 
 
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 FAMILY
PRAYER GUIDE

Check out our Family Prayer Guide for ideas to involve your children in the 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting.

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FASTING STARTER KIT

Want to fast but not sure where to start?  Use this online guide to help encourage you on the journey.