21 days of fasting

JANUARY 7-27, 2022

Start the year seeking God like never before

You are invited to join us as we fast and pray for 21 days to kick off the new year! 
 
Corporate fasts (where large groups of people all fast at at the same time) are common in the Bible and you can find examples the following texts: 1 Samuel 7:5-6Ezra 8:21-23Nehemiah 9:1-3Joel 2:15-16Jonah 3:5-10Acts 27:33-37
 
As a ministry, we want to humble ourselves before the Lord through fasting as we begin the new year, believing that when we do he will lift us up. (James 4:10).

 

Read on to learn more about our fast, types of fasting and how you can participate!  

Why are we fasting for in 21 days?

Fasting for Our Souls

We are fasting for the sake of our souls, desiring more of God’s power and presence in our lives.

Fasting for our church

We are fasting for the sake of our church, believing God to do immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine.

Fasting for our nation

We are fasting for the sake of our nation, believing God for revival across this land.

Fasting for our world

We are fasting for the sake of our world, believing that the glory of God will cover the earth as the water covers the seas!

Who is this for?

This fast is happening in the context of the Young Adults Ministry at Calvary, but anyone is welcome to join!

What is it?

This is an opportunity to fast and pray together for 21 days. We are inviting everyone to participate for some or it or all of it.

When is it happening?

The fast begins on Friday, January 7th and will end on Thursday, January 27th.

How do I join?

Simply text FAST to (818) 405-8445

You will receive Bible verses and prayer prompts every day for the duration of the fast! 

Types of Fasting

Your personal fast should be hard enough to be meaningful to you, 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. 
 
If you have never fasted before, consider fasting for 24-36 hours at some point over the 21 days of fasting. 
 
If you have fasted before, consider trying a 48-72 hours fast at some point over the 21 days of fasting.

Selective Fast

In this type of fast you remove certain foods or drinks from your diet that have become addictive to you.  
 
Examples of selective fasting may mean going 21 days without alcohol, caffeine or animal products.

Daniel Fast

On the Daniel Fast, you eat plant-based meals while setting aside other foods as an act of worship and sacrifice to the Lord. 

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. 

Others might choose to skip lunch every day for 21 days.

SOUL FAST

While we are urging everyone to consider fasting from food, we understand that some people have health issues that mean you cannot or should not fast from food.  

If this is you, we want you to participate with us and invite you to consider fasting from certain digital inputs.  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.

Remember: if it matters to you it matters to God