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  • Phone: (225) 654-7989
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    1555 East Mount Pleasant Road, Zachary, LA 70791

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  • Sunday: 9:30 & 11am
  • 1st Wednesdays: 6:45pm

Prayer & Fasting

Fasting at Fellowship Church Zachary January 7-13

Join us for a special week of prayer and fasting as we draw closer to God and seek His guidance, power, and provision for 2019. Corporate Prayer times at the church: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday @ 6:30pm-7:30pm and Saturday @ 9:00am-10:00am. 

The Goal of 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.

TYPES OF FASTS

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

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.

 

Seven Days of Prayer:

Day One
Prayer Focus – Pray for the ministry of Fellowship Church
Ephesians 3:10 NIV – “His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms”

Day Two
Prayer Focus – Pray for the next generation (FC Kids | FC Students)
Psalm 78:4 NLT – “We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders.”

Day Three
Prayer Focus – Pray for our families
Joshua 24:15b NLT – “But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD."

Day Four
Prayer Focus – Pray for our city and nation
2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV – “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Day Five
Prayer Focus – Pray for world evangelism
Luke 10:2 NLT – "The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”

Day Six
Prayer Focus – Pray for the persecuted Christians throughout the world
Ephesians 6:18 NLT – “Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”

Day Seven
Prayer Focus – Pray for the nation of Israel
Psalm 122:6 KJV – “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”