21 DAYS OF PRAYER

August 4 – 24

Monday – Friday: 6 – 7am
Saturday: 9 – 10am

Nothing of eternal significance happens apart from prayer. It is prayer that connects our heart to the heart of God and moves His hand in our lives. Over the next 21 days, we will intentionally seek God first, trusting in His power alone to create lasting impact in our lives, our church, and our world.

Worship: 10 min
Devotional: 5 min
Prayer: 30 min
Guided Prayer: 15 min

Campus Prayer Locations

Fredericksburg

1400 Central Park Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Spotsylvania

5050 Gateway Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Culpeper

Police Department (M-F)
740 Old Brandy Rd
Culpeper, VA 22701

Culpeper Land (SAT ONLY)
15064 Success Dr
Culpeper, VA 22701

Stafford

35 Gallery Rd
Stafford, VA  22554

54 Clift Farm Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

King George

Love Thy Neighbor
5769 James Madison Pkwy
King George, VA 22485

Richmond

1800 Summit Ave
Richmond, VA 23230

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.

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

The goal of your group experience is to develop relationships while also growing spiritually. 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.

At Lifepoint, we encourage fasting for 21 days each year 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.

7 BASIC STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL FASTING AND PRAYER
Article by Bill Bright
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AWAKENING
Book by Stovall Weems
WATERBROOK MULTNOMAH

GUIDE TO FASTING AND PRAYER
Article by Bill Bright
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Prayer Resources

21 Days of Prayer is a time where we intentionally seek God every day in prayer as we believe for Him to move in powerful ways. If you are preparing for an upcoming season of 21 Days of Prayer or you want to learn more about strengthening your personal prayer life, use these resources to help.

Teach Us To Pray

Chris Hodges
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Prayer and Fasting

Chris Hodges
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A Guide To Fasting and Prayer

Article by Bill Bright
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Know It – Prayer Works

Robert Morris
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Persistent Prayer

Robert Morris
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Personal Prayer

Robert Morris
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