The best way to get the most out of your fast is to get your worship right. In Matthew 6:33 Jesus said; “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Fasting doesn’t eliminate the pressures of life, distractions and competition for your affections. Life continues to march forward and doesn’t stop or slow down because you are fasting but one thing Godly fasting does accomplish is a re-ordering of your worship. Seek first, Jesus, above food, worries, chaos, work and relationships and then rest in Him. As you reprioritize your worship, allowing Jesus first place above all things, everything else in life lines up properly and thus empowers you to live and look more like Him.
Day 5 - Seek First
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.