Thirst: January Week of Prayer and Fasting
2021! A New Year! What better way to start than in prayer and FASTING!
Scripture demonstrates the importance of prayer and thanksgiving, and annual gatherings to remember what God has done and refocus us on our Saviour. We have found that devoting the first week in January to prayer enables us to gather corporately and seek God for our community as well as for what He wants to do in our lives personally. This year more than ever, we want to start on our knees in prayer.
Many of us will fast for the whole week or part of it. This can be a full food fast, a partial food fast or fasting something like TV or social media. As we create more quiet and hunger in our physical lives, our spiritual lives match up and we find our ears more attentive to the voice of God and our hunger for Him increased. Watch Phil Wilthew’s preach on fasting on Sunday January 3rd for more inspiration.
When a few of us did a 10 day pray and fast last month, we ‘zoomed’ together at 7am for 15mins each morning to pray together. Why not ask a few friends or family members to join you in doing this - it could be at any time. Using a whatsapp group or something to encourage one another in your week of prayer and fasting can really help. For us, this focussed our prayers and reminded us that our pursuit of our God was bigger than ourselves.
To let us know that you’re on board, and for the info on what we’re praying for each day book in here and do let us know what you’re planning to fast! Let’s be a people of EXTRAORDINARY PRAYER!
Other features of the week:
- Friday 8th Jan at 8pm we’ll have a Whole Church Prayer Meeting - both in person and online. We’ll each have momentum from a few days of devoted prayer so don’t miss it! Book in now.
King’s House: click here
Online: click here
- And on Wednesday 6th Jan we’re having a dedicated prayer meeting about racial integration. Unity and representation or nations and tribes and languages are key topics on God’s heart and therefore remain forefront in our prayers. This’ll be on zoom at 8pm, book in here
- On Saturday 9th Jan we’ve got a treasure hunt for all the family! Details coming soon!
Prayer topics for the week:
We’ll be updating daily via email or whatsapp with ‘how to pray’ on the theme of the day.