"Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you."
Hosea 10:12 (NIV)
What is 21 Days of Prayer?
From the beginning of Legacy Church, we have made it a priority to seek God first in prayer. We do this collectively as a church in January and August through 21 Days of Prayer. These two months are intentional, as they begin new seasons of the year. Together, we faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power alone to create a lasting impact in our lives, our church, and our world. We invite everyone to participate and even fast if you are called and able. We ask each one to pray for your own spiritual life and development, our church, and our nation.
August 2020 Dates
During these 21 days we will hold ONLINE prayer services August 17th through the 21st from 6:00–7:00am and from 7:00–8:00pm as well as on Wednesday, August 26th, Wednesday, September 2nd, and Friday, September 4th from 7:00–8:00pm. These 21 days are important for laying a solid foundation for the season ahead by putting God first and trusting him.
We are asking you to focus on specific prayer points which involve you personally and also the church as a whole. Pray for:
- Your greatest personal burden – in one sentence (1 Peter 5:7)
- Someone who does not know Jesus personally (Acts 16:31)
- Healing & Provision (3 John 1:2)
- Family & the Next Generation (Joel 2:28)
- The Farmington Valley, State of CT, New England, & USA (2 Chronicles 7:14)
All of our August 2020 prayer services will be held online. To join us online follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/8604046465 which will open the prayer service on Zoom.
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 hope you’ll join us online – we would love for you to be a part of 21 Days of Prayer.
To prepare for an upcoming season of 21 Days of Prayer or if you want to learn more about strengthening your personal prayer life, download the Personal Prayer Guide.
Prayer with 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.
Goal of 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.
Timing of Fast
At Legacy, we encourage fasting for 21 days each year in the month of January. This is part of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, a season of focused prayer as a church family. You may also choose to fast at other times during the year for your own spiritual development. It’s very typical to fast a single meal, a whole day, or three days or more. The timing of your fast is not as important as the strength of your focus on God as you fast.
Types of Fasting
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.