21 Days

JANUARY 10 - 30

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.

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.


MAX LUCADO

BE A PART

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

1 | Pray Daily: Follow Along for Prayer Focuses & Inspiration

Follow us on Instagram for reminders, inspiration and a study and prayer video from one of our team posted every Wednesday on Instagram and Facebook. @FamilyChurch

2 | Gathering Opportunities

Sunday January 10 at 8am, 10am, 12pm & 2pmFamily Church Online

Sunday January 17 at 10am & 11:30amIn-Person Services at Whittier location

Sunday January 17 at 6pmIn-Person Services at Signall Hill location

Sunday January 17 at 8am, 10am, 12pm &2pmFamily Church Online

Sunday January 24 at 10am & 11:30amIn-Person Services at Whittier location

Sunday January 24 at 6pmIn-Person Services at Signall Hill location

Sunday January 24 at 8am, 10am, 12pm &2pmFamily Church Online

DAILY PRAYER FOCUS

JAN 10 | Day 1 Teach Us to Pray
JAN 11 | Day 2 Provision: Thanking God for His Daily Provision
JAN 12 | Day 3 Forgiveness
JAN 13 | Day 4 Deliverance & Supernatural Healing
JAN 14 | Day 5 Breakthrough: The Favor and Blessing of God
JAN 15 | Day 6 Positive Attitude
JAN 16 | Day 7 Our Pastors
JAN 17 | Day 8 Marriages & Families
JAN 18 | Day 9 Unity in the Church
JAN 19 | Day 10 Community Groups
JAN 20 | Day 11 Serve Teams
JAN 21 | Day 12 Clarity of Vision
JAN 22 | Day 13 Weekend Services
JAN 23 | Day 14 Resources to Accomplish the Vision
JAN 24 | Day 15 Evangelism: Effectiveness in Sharing Our Faith
JAN 25 | Day 16 Nation & Cities
JAN 26 | Day 17 Reaching Your World
JAN 27 | Day 18 Our World, Israel
JAN 28 | Day 19 Church Planting
JAN 29 | Day 20 Influence in Our Cities
JAN 30 | 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.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Philippians 4:6-7

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

10 Tips for Healthy Fasting – Charisma Magazine

Fasting – Jentezen Franklin