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21 days of prayer

January 9 – January 29, 2022

In the Old Testament, Daniel, troubled by a vision, set out for 21 days to pray and fast (Daniel 10).  At the end, he received an answer from God Himself, giving him comfort from his troubles and worries.

We want to hear from God!

There is nothing quite as powerful as the collective prayer of God’s people. We want God’s favor and presence in our church; in our lives; and in our communities.

Beginning with the New Year, we’ll begin a 21 day period of prayer and fasting. We’re asking you to make this a priority in your life and in the life of HSC.

 

How does this work?

Each day of the week, we’ll collectively fast and pray on one topic.  There are twenty-one prayer topics in all.
Take it on the go by downloading the prayer schedule here.

EACH DAY, AS A CHURCH BODY, WE WILL PRAY:

  • DAY 1: For God to purify our heart and mind
  • DAY 2: To hear the voice of the Lord
  • DAY 3: For our hearts to be aligned with the heart of the Farther
  • DAY 4: For God to empower us with creative ideas to reach the community
  • DAY 5: For God’s healing power to flow; that there be no sick or weak among us
  • DAY 6: For supernatural intervention and direction, and for the Holy Spirit to move in HSC’s corporate worship services
  • DAY 7: That our individual and collective praise and worship reach new intimate levels
  • DAY 8: That the fire of God touches the body of Christ like never before
  • DAY 9: That all our needs are met and that we have the overflow to help others
  • DAY 10: That our hunger and desire for God’s presence increases daily
  • DAY 11: Psalms 91 (read and pray); that we are protected by the blood of Jesus
  • DAY 12: That we become doers of the Word not only hearers
  • DAY 13: That our nation remains free
  • DAY 14: That all the enemy’s plans are canceled
  • DAY 15: That HSC continuously pursues a spirit of excellence in everything we do
  • DAY 16: For our youth and children’s leaders, that they: have patience and operate with the wisdom of God;  receive discernment to help counsel the children; are directed by the Holy Spirit in their teachings
  • DAY 17: For Pastor Chris and Susy to get more help as the ministry of HSC increases
  • DAY 18: For the worship team to always be receptive to the Spirit of God leading us into new realms of the Spirit
  • DAY 19: That new doors will be open for people that need employment
  • DAY 20: For increase in wisdom concerning managing our finances as a church body
  • DAY 21: That we come together with other churches to lift up the name of Jesus

Types of Fasts

If you’re not quite sure how or what to fast, here’s a handy guide to get you started.


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.