prayer and fasting 2019

  • Matthew 9:15
And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. (ESV)
We invite you to join with your church in Prayer and Fasting for all or a portion of 21
Days: Jan 13 - Feb 3, 2019. While we may each have different personal motivations for our Fast this year, our corporate sense is to pray for SALVATIONS in 2019.
  • Do you have a loved one or someone you care about who needs to come to faith in Jesus Christ?
  • Have you been witnessing to/discipling someone who has yet to make a decision for Christ?
  • Do you have friends or family that have “let their faith go” over the years, and you want God to draw them back?
We believe Jesus can and will bring about Salvations in 2019:
 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10 ESV)

  “Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7 AMP)


Also, Gateway’s Sanctuary will be open during the week, with worship playing, for you to come if you wish to spend some time in prayer here.





fasting 101

FASTING 101
Fasting isn’t about “getting” God to do something: its about intentionally taking
something OUT of your life in expectation that God will pour something IN. Its
removing something physical from your life in order to tell your body that we live by the Spirit! There are different types of fasts: The one you choose is between you and God. He will honour your best sacrifice. Here are SOME examples (see Pastor Aaron if you’d like some more ideas, recipes, and more!)Full Fast
Drink only liquids (you establish the number of days) - please consult your doctor
before fasting this way.
The Daniel Fast
Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables.
3-Day Fast
This fast can be a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.
Partial Fast
A partial fast is from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm or from sun up to sundown. You can select
from three types of fasting —a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.
Non-Food Fasts
Give up television, movies, video games, or something else! Replace the time usually
spent on those activities in prayer, worship, and Scripture.
Scripture References for Fasting:
Matthew 6:16-18, Matthew 9:14-15, Luke 18:9-14
Relation to Prayer and Reading of the Word:
1 Samuel 1:6-8, 17-18, Nehemiah 1:4, Daniel 9:3, 20, Joel 2:12, Luke 2:37, Acts 10:30, Acts 13:2
Corporate Fasting:
1 Samuel 7:5-6, Ezra 8:21-23, Nehemiah 9:1-3, Joel 2:15-16, Jonah 3:5-10, Acts 27:33-37,
2 Chronicles 20
 

Remember that it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 14:12, 1 Corinthians 8:8). Be sure that whatever you give up for your time of fasting is intentionally replaced by time to hear from God: through His written Word, prayer time, worship time...you name it.




Fasting Links:

https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/spiritual-growth/fasting/personal-guide-to-fasting.html
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/fasting-for-beginners