21 Days

JANUARY 5 - 25

We're dedicating the first of the year with a 21-day period of fasting and prayer designed to prioritize our relationship with God and focus our attention on what matters most.

Whether you can't imagine your life without prayer or you can't imagine where to begin, the power of prayer isn't determined by the presentation. As you practice seeking Him first, He will move on your behalf like never before. You will start to see the power of prayer impact your relationships, work, family, and every area of your life.

Prayer is the window that God has placed in the walls of our world. Leave it shut and the world is a cold, dark house. But throw back the curtains and see His light. Open the window and hear His voice. Open the window of prayer and invoke the presence of God in your world.


MAX LUCADO

BE A PART

Throughout this 21-Day Journey you can be a part by joining in the following:

1 | Focus & Inspiration

Follow us on Instagram for reminders, inspiration and an Instagram Live video from one of our team Wednesdays at noon. @FamilyChurch

2 | Gatherings

Saturday January 11 at 8amPrayer Gather at all locations

Wednesday January 15 at 7pmAll-Church Worship Night at Signal Hill location

Wednesday January 22 at 7pmKids Prayer Night at Signall Hill location

Thursday January 23 at 7pmKids Prayer Night at Whittier location

DAILY PRAYER FOCUS

JAN 5 | Day 1 Teach Us to Pray
JAN 6 | Day 2 Provision: Thanking God for His Daily Provision
JAN 7 | Day 3 Forgiveness
JAN 8 | Day 4 Deliverance & Supernatural Healing
JAN 9 | Day 5 Breakthrough: The Favor and Blessing of God
JAN 10 | Day 6 Positive Attitude
JAN 11 | Day 7 Our Pastors
JAN 12 | Day 8 Marriages & Families
JAN 13 | Day 9 Unity in the Church
JAN 14 | Day 10 Community Groups
JAN 15 | Day 11 Serve Teams
JAN 16 | Day 12 Clarity of Vision
JAN 17 | Day 13 Weekend Services
JAN 18 | Day 14 Resources to Accomplish the Vision
JAN 19 | Day 15 Evangelism: Effectiveness in Sharing Our Faith
JAN 20 | Day 16 Nation & Cities
JAN 21 | Day 17 Reaching Your World
JAN 22 | Day 18 Our World, Israel
JAN 23 | Day 19 Church Planting
JAN 24 | Day 20 Influence in Our Cities
JAN 25 | Day 21 The Year Ahead

 

FASTING

In addition to this time of prayer, we would love for you to join us in fasting over the next 21 days! Whether you decide to give up a certain type of food or take a break from social media, this form of self-denial, when used to focus on prayer, will align your heart with the heart of God.

 

Please remember that every person is different and you should only choose what is a healthy and safe choice for you.

 

Below we have provided a few suggestions of fasts:

In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.

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.

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.

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.

When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.


Matthew 6:16-18

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

10 Tips for Healthy Fasting – Charisma Magazine

Fasting – Jentezen Franklin