Pray First

JANUARY 6 - 26

Pray First is 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.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.


Philippians 4:6

BE A PART

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

1 | Daily Focus & Inspiration

Follow us on Instagram for reminders, inspiration and an Instagram Live video from one of our team each day at noon (Except Sundays). @FamilyChurch

2 | Gatherings

Saturday January 12 at 8amPrayer Gather at all locations

Wednesday January 16 at 7pmAll-Church Worship Night at Signal Hill location

Wednesday January 23 at 7pmKids Prayer Night at Signall Hill location

Thursday January 24 at 7pmKids Prayer Night at Whittier location

Saturday January 26 at 8amPrayer Walk at all locations

DAILY PRAYER FOCUS

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