Prayer & Fasting Guide
We hope you will join us as we pray for opportunities to share our faith with family members and friends and have the boldness to invite them to a Grace Family Church Easter Service.
Ways to Fast
- 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.
How to use this Guide
SCRIPTURE – Each day we will give you a scripture to read and reflect upon. Each one of these scriptures was chosen to guide you through the next 21 days.
PRAYER – For every day of your fast, we’ve highlighted a few items you may want to pray about. We encourage you to use these items as a starting point for your prayer time.
ENCOURAGEMENT – We realize that you will have highs and lows over the next 21 days. Throughout the journal you will find words of encouragement to help you on your journey.
ACTION – On specific days throughout the 21 Day Fast, you will be called on to take action steps.