21 Days of prayer

At LifeGate Downtown, we have made it a priority to seek God in prayer, we do this collectively as a church every January and August through 21 Days of Prayer. Together we will faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power alone to create a lasting impact in our lives, our church and our world.


AUGUST 4TH - 24TH

Monday - Friday at 7am

Saturday at 9am


21 Days of Prayer is For You

If you sense God has more for your life, 21 Days of Prayer is a great place to start believing Him for all that He has for you. As you practice seeking Him first, He will move on your behalf like never before. You will start to see the power of prayer impact your relationships, work, family, and every area of your life. We'd love for you to join us in person to be part of 21 Days of Prayer.


Prayer and Fasting

During the January season of 21 Days of Prayer, we encourage fasting as a spiritual next step that can bring clarity and revelation into your life. You can also choose to fast at other times of the year as you seek God.


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FASTING

The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.


TYPES OF FASTS


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.

Resources on Fasting


7 BASIC STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL FASTING AND PRAYER

Article by Bill Bright

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AWAKENING

Book by Stovall Weems

WATERBROOK MULTNOMAH 

GUIDE TO FASTING AND PRAYER

Article by Bill Bright

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