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.


Corporate Prayer and Fasting

January 9 - 29


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. 


21 Days of Prayer is For You

We'd love for you to join us as we partner with Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL and other churches around the world to dedicated 21 days to prayer and fasting. 


We will gather corporately to pray together in person from 7pm - 8pm (Monday - Friday) and would like to encourage you to join us at the church during this time.  There is something special that happens when God's people come together and pray! 


If you are unable to join us in person, you can also participate on demand by clicking the 21 days of prayer button below. 


21 Days of Prayer




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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

CRU.ORG 

AWAKENING

Book by Stovall Weems

WATERBROOK MULTNOMAH 

GUIDE TO FASTING AND PRAYER

Article by Bill Bright

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