21 DAYS OF PRAYER IS FOR YOU
Twice a year, Heartland purposely seeks God first in prayer through 21 day prayer efforts. We do this collectively as a church in January and August to faithfully put God first in each new season. If you sense that God has more for your life, 21 Days of Prayer is a great place to start. 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, and family. We would love for you to be a part of our 21 Days of Prayer initiative.
Each Saturday during our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, we will join together for a church-wide one-hour prayer service from 9am-10am.
Prayer Service Dates:
Saturday, January 20th
Saturday, January 27th
Saturday, February 3rd
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. God desires to bring into our lives.
TYPES OF FASTS
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.
- 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.