JANUARY 11-31, 2021

As we embark on a new year at Active Church, we want to make it a priority to seek God first in prayer and fasting. We do this collectively as a church through 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting. Together, we faithfully seek God first, trusting His power alone to create a lasting impact on our lives.

 

Text “prayer” to 805-719-7731 to receive our daily prayer focus throughout 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting.

WEEK ONE – OUR HEARTS

Jan 11

Prayer Focus: Presence of God

Read: Mark 1

Jan 12

Prayer Focus: Personal Surrender

Read: Mark 2

Jan 13

Prayer Focus: Authenticity

Read: Mark 3

Jan 14

Prayer Focus: Inspiration

Read: Mark 4

Jan 15

Prayer Focus: Trust in the Lord

Read: Mark 5

Jan 16

Prayer Focus: Revival

Read: Mark 6:1-29

Jan 17

Sunday Church Service

WEEK TWO – OUR HOME

Jan 18

Prayer Focus: Forgiveness

Read: Mark 6:30-56

Jan 19

Prayer Focus: A Spirit-Filled Life

Read: Mark 7

Jan 20

Prayer Focus: Our Pastor & Staff

Read: Mark 8

Jan 21

Prayer Focus: Our Serve Team

Read: Mark 9

Jan 22

Prayer Focus: The Next Generation

Read: Mark 10

Jan 23

Prayer Focus: Campus Expansion

Read: Mark 11

Jan 24

Sunday Church Service

WEEK THREE – OUR WORLD

Jan 25

Prayer Focus: Our Heart is Global

Read: Mark 12

Jan 26

Prayer Focus: Generosity

Read: Mark 13

Jan 27

Prayer Focus: The Persecuted Church

Read: Mark 14:1-42

Jan 28

Prayer Focus: Unreached People Groups

Read: Mark 14:43-72

Jan 29

Prayer Focus: Hope for a Hurting World

Read: Mark 15

Jan 30

Prayer Focus: Unity in our World in Christ

Read: Mark 16

Jan 31

Sunday Church Service

Prayer

Here are a few ways you can begin a powerful and personal daily prayer time with God.

1. PICK A TIME AND PLACE.

We can pray anytime, anywhere. We should pray spontaneously, but we also shouldn’t leave prayer up to spontaneity. Pick a consistent time when you can be alone with God.

2. LISTEN BEFORE YOU SPEAK.

Prayer is a conversation. Just as God speaks to us through the Bible, He is listening when we pray. When you sit down to pray, let God have the first word.

3. PRIORITIZE THE SPIRITUAL.

We should spend as much time praying for our souls, for the salvation of our loved ones, and for the spread of the gospel as we pray about anything else.

4. ASK FOR ANYTHING.

Jesus invites us to keep asking, interceding and praying. God knows what’s best for you, and He’s listening, so don’t be afraid to pray and ask Him for anything!

Fasting

WHAT IS FASTING?

Fasting is voluntarily going without food—or any other regularly enjoyed, good gift from God—for the sake of a spiritual purpose. Jesus invites His followers to fast, and we fast in this life because we believe in the life to come. We fast from what we can see and taste, because we have tasted and seen the goodness of God—and are desperately hungry for more of Him. So take a step of faith, pray without ceasing, and watch God move in your life, our church, and the world!

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Matthew 6:16-18, Matthew 9:14-15, Luke 18:9-14, Acts 27:33-37, Nehemiah 9:1-3

TYPES OF FASTS

Seeking Fast: fasting to seek God with more intensity and more intentionality life

Favor Fast: fasting for a situation where you need the favor of God

Discernment Fast: fasting for a major decision you have to make

Gratitude Fast: fasting to express thankfulness to God for His love

Dream Fast: fasting to receive God-sized dreams for your future

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