FTC Annual Prayer and Fasting

January 8th – January 29th 2016

This page was created to help guide you during our prayer and fasting time. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the church office. 
CLICK THE ICONS BELOW TO VIEW SOME PRAYER MODELS WHICH MAY GUIDE YOU DURING YOUR PRAYER TIME.

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THE LORD’S PRAYER

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TABERNACLE PRAYER

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WARFARE PRAYER

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New this year, Bonfires! Bonfires are especially fun during the summer and fall months, when you connect with friends and family around a warm, blazing fire. That’s the idea behind bonfires, we want to come together around the fire of God in our lives and pray! Bonfires will be meeting at different times, in different locations, on different days of the week for the first two weeks of the fast (1/8 – 1/21)! This should accommodate several different schedules which should allow for anyone to participate in a bonfire! A schedule will be listed below soon with the different meeting times and days, for the location of a meeting, please contact the church office. (716-434-5451).

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.

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.
 
 
Scripture References
  • Matthew 6:16-18
  • Matthew 9:14-15
  • Luke 18:9-14
  • Acts 27:33-37
  • Nehemiah 9:1-3