Biblically and historically, fasting and prayer are uniquely connected.
Fasting is nearly always paired with prayer (2 Samuel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Ester, Psalms, Daniel, Luke, Matthew, Acts) and we repeatedly see it aid and amplify the prayers of the people of God.
Over the next 21 days, we encourage you to step into both practices, prayer and fasting, and watch as God moves in you, our church and in his kingdom!
If fasting sounds odd to you, don’t worry, you’re not alone! This is a practice new to many of us, and we learn together. This practice is about freedom in Christ, not legalism. In fact, fasting is never mandated in the New Testament. Instead, it is something we are invited into by God. It is a spiritual practice that Jesus found important enough to incorporate into his own life (Matthew 4). It is freedom from our disordered desires and flesh. It’s a surrendering of ourselves to God, and then it is God who does the work.