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.
SATURDAY MORNING PRAYER SERVICES
Services are from 9am-10am // Childcare is not provided
HC provides three Saturday Morning Prayer service during 21 Days designed for corporate prayer and worship.
Prayer services include worship, a short 5 minute message, and time for both individual and corporate prayer.
- Saturday, January 4th
- Saturday, January 11th
- Saturday, January 18th
- Saturday, January 25th
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.
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some fasting resources to help you for further study.
7 Steps to Successful Fasting and Prayer – An Article by Bill Bright
Awakening – A book by Stoval Weems
Keys to Fasting – A message by Jentezen Franklin