21 Days of Prayer: August 10-30

2020 has had its many storms, disappointments, and losses

Welcome to the 21 Days of Prayer! Throughout these 21 Days we are going to spend time seeking God’s face through prayers of petition, listening prayer (through practicing silence and solitude), worship/praise/gratitude, fasting, celebration and Christian meditation. The themes for these next 21 Days are based on the Mark 4 passage when Jesus calms the storm with His disciples in the boat and the parable of the Sower and the Seed. In Mark 4:35-41, Jesus invites His disciples to join Him on a cruise of a lifetime! Instead of a buffet and fun activities, this excursion included a dramatic storm of epic proportions. However, in light of the chaos around Him, Jesus takes a nap (cushion included). Eventually the disciples awake Jesus, Jesus calms the storms and addresses the disciples for their lack of faith. The story wraps up with this verse, "They (disciples) were terrified and asked each other, 'Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!'  (Mark 4:41) In this time of COVID-19, we need Jesus more now than ever to calm and address the storms in our lives and to teach us about what it means to be children of God who walk and operate in greater levels of faith. Our prayer is that God would inject you with much needed hope, renewal, and all you need for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

During these next 21 Days, we are going to practice what is called, “Lectio Divina." This is a spiritual discipline of Christian meditation where you process and “chew” slowly on Scripture. In the case of the 21 Days you will “chew” on one or two verses a day. You will be given suggested prayer points to help guide you in this time, however, we encourage you to follow as the Lord leads you.
Join us for 21 days of prayer, worship, and fasting as we seek God for His will, breakthrough, and provision for our current and future storms.  We may not know what tomorrow brings but we serve a mighty God who holds our lives in His hands.

Prayer Gatherings

Morning Prayer Groups at Stonecrest, M-W, and Fridays at 6 a.m.
Evening Zoom Prayer Gatherings, M-F, 6-7 p.m. *Zoom option for viewing only here (ID:  893 7743 5650)
Worship On The Lawn, Sunday, August 30th, 6-7:30 p.m.

Daily Prayer Guides

Fasting Guide

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.

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