New Year’s Day is coming and rather than just celebrating the turn of a calendar page, let’s make the day meaningful by seeking a fresh touch from the Lord!
Urge your church to become a part of, ’22 Days of Fire.’ It’s a Christ-centered way to start out the new year.
The first step this year is the New Year’s Day worship service, including prayer to rededicate your life and your church to the Lord and His purposes. A fellowship meal after the service would be a way to unify the people behind the vision for the fast.
The next step is a 21-day Daniel Fast until January 22nd.
A Daniel fast is patterned after Daniel’s fast in Daniel chapter one. Generally it consists of eating fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products, maybe eggs. While it’s not a rigid fast, to be genuine, you shouldn’t eat meat (including fish), junk/snack food, nor sweets (candy, desserts, donuts, etc.).
Each week has a specific focus:
+The first seven days of the Daniel Fast are to seek His mercy.
+The next seven days are to seek His wisdom and specific direction.
+The last seven days of the Daniel Fast are to seek His power and anointing for your life and for your church.
It’s recommended that everyone participating in this time of prayer and fasting have a prayer meeting during each week of the 21-day fast. Share what the Lord has shown you during the time.
If ever there was a time in our nation’s history when we need to seek the Lord it’s now! Let us join together to seek the Lord’s heart for our church, for our nation, and for our own walk with the Lord.