In John 6, Jesus performs perhaps two of his most famous miracles. He fed the multitudes with five loaves and two fish and then walked on the water…during a sea storm! But it is in the words that he spoke to those who pursued him afterwards where we can find encouragement and strength during this fast. You see, those who pursued after him were not doing so because of who he was (Lord, Savior, Messiah), but they did so for the bread (the physical kind) he had provided them. And, in teaching them what their hearts should be pursuing after, Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." During this fast in the midst of our hunger, let us continue to pursue after who Jesus is! He is the bread of life, and in him we find a satisfying fullness and a completeness that no meal, no matter how flavorful or savory, could ever duplicate.
Day 3 - The Bread of Life
A Guide to Prayer and Fasting
21 Days Prayer and Fasting
Change. We all long for it. We want to see change in our lives, in our families, in our country, and in our world. Throughout history many people have promised change, from political and religious figures to self proclaimed experts and self help guides. But lasting change and true transformation only comes through Jesus Christ. Our prayers are often for God to change this situation or that person. But what if God is looking to bring about change in and through us? Over the next 21 days we will encounter God through scripture, prayer, and fasting and allow him to change our hearts and minds. Only then we will see breakthroughs in our families, our community, our city, and our world.
Praying the Lord's Prayer
Day 1 - God is at work
Today we begin 21 days of prayer and fasting. As you set apart these three weeks to seek God, know that God has already heard your prayer. He is already at work on your behalf. What specific clarity of vision are you seeking from God during this time? Write down your prayer so you can reflect on it at the end of the 21 days. Spend time praying for God to speak to you and give you strength.