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Welcome

We’re thrilled that you set aside the first part of your year for a focused, intentional time of Bible reading, meditation, prayer, and fasting. We believe this will be the best year of your life... if it’s your best year spiritually. The 21 Day Challenge is just a tool to help you focus the first part of your year on your relationship with God. 

WHAT TO DO Throughout our 21 Day Challenge we invite you to join us in the following ways:

ONE.
Follow us on Social Media for reminders and inspiration.
TWO. 
Set aside time each day for reading the Bible and praying. A daily prayer list has been provided below. Also, choose your fast. More information about fasting is listed below as well.
THREE. 
Make church attendance a priority. Join us each Sunday morning at 9:30 or 11:15 am as we collectively seek the Lord through fasting and prayer for these 21 days.
READING THE BIBLE 
One of the most powerful disciplines you can develop to become more like Jesus is to simply read the Bible, think about what you've read, and have a conversation with God about it. If you do this for 21 days, you will be amazed by how much you grow spiritually. 
If reading the Bible has never been your thing, try using the YouVersion Bible App. It has many different devotional plans for you to choose from. We have linked to a few plans we recommend trying during our 21 Day Challenge. 


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Bible Plan Below are links to a few Bible App Prayer and Fasting Plans for you to use during the 21 Day Challenge. These plans were written by various churches and authors.

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WHY WE FAST

The posture of fasting in its simplest form is about putting God first in our lives. In our fast-paced, ever-evolving world, it’s important to take time to remind ourselves of our true priority. Closeness with God is the one and only thing that can bring us true peace, fulfillment, joy, and assurance. Fasting is not always a comfortable journey for your physical body, but if you commit yourself to prioritizing God for the next 21 days, you’ll find there’s nothing better for the health of your spirit and your relationship with God than to intentionally put Him first. 

HOW WE FAST

You may be happy to know there is more than one kind of fast. Especially if you’ve never fasted before, we advise you to consult your doctor before taking on a complete fast or certain selective fasts. Here are four primary ways to fast:

WHY WE PRAY

Every good relationship starts with the same key elements—love, trust, honesty, and communication—and the same concepts apply to our relationship with God. Prayer is all about connecting with God through a personal relationship with Him. God speaks to us through His Word, but He also wants us to talk back to Him. It’s through prayer that we express our love and thanks to Him, we ask Him for the things we need, or we just let Him know where we are struggling and need His help. God is never far away from you. In every little moment of every day, He is right beside you with His love fully focused on you—so just talk to Him.

HOW WE PRAY

We are providing you with topics to pray for each day, but the content of your prayer is up to you. We encourage you to continue praying beyond just the words we’ve given you as a starting point. You don’t have to say or do anything that you wouldn’t normally say or do when you’re talking to someone—just be yourself! God wants to hear your honest prayers. Share your thoughts, your frustrations, what you’re thankful for, what you need—He wants to hear it, so He can respond! God doesn’t want polished, eloquent prayers; He just wants to hear from you. He wants to have your undivided focus as you speak to Him throughout your day. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16–17 ESV it says, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God.” Pray when you’re getting ready in the morning, when you’re on your way to work or school, as you’re walking to your car or the next destination, when you’re driving, and everywhere else. God is with you all of the time, so any time is a great time for prayer!

21 TOPICS TO PRAY THROUGH

Day 1: Your own relationship with God

Day 2: 4 Points Church

Day 3: Your immediate & extended family

Day 4: Your work

Day 5: Your finances

Day 6: Marriages in your life & our church

Day 7: Other churches in our community

Day 8: Friends/family who are not believers

Day 9: Pastors & church leaders

Day 10: Spiritual awakening/revival

Day 11: Justice & peace

Day 12: The least, lost, & lonely

Day 13: Women in our community

Day 14: Men in our community

Day 15: Boldness & courage

Day 16: Wisdom

Day 17: Those in leadership over you (boss, politicians, etc)

Day 18: A greater desire for God’s Word

Day 19: Persistence

Day 20: A greater dependence on the Holy Spirit

Day 21: God to use you to grow His Kingdom