Every August we invite our church family and others to participate in a prayer and fast with the intent of deepening our relationship with God. 21 Days of Prayer is a partial fast recognized as an effective means to receive direction for our lives. The act of fasting is a spiritual discipline – all throughout scripture -that provides an avenue for us to accomplish 2 Main Purposes: 1. Reconnect ourselves with God 2. Disconnect from culture/world/flesh.
The goal of fasting is to become more sensitive to the voice of God in our everyday lives. We do this by dedicating more time to spend with Him in prayer and Bible reading each day and by refraining from certain foods. When the fast is over, we should discover a new strength to overcome the cravings that may seem to control our lives at times.