Prayer connects you to God, fasting disconnects you from the world
We believe there is power in Fasting and Praying as a Church, especially in this time of COVID Lockdown in Melbourne and the impact of this Virus across the earth. We would love you join in the Fast from Monday 10th of August until Sunday 30th. You can choose how you fast, and we suggest Daniel Fast, we have included information below. The focus is that as we sacrifice our food, we find space to focus more intentionally on interceding and connecting with our Heavenly Father through Holy Spirit.
Prayer and Fasting is a powerful spiritual discipline that the Lord has given us to destroy the strongholds of evil and usher in a great revival and spiritual harvest around the world. But before God comes in revival power, the Holy Spirit will call millions of God’s people to repent, fast, and pray in the spirit of:
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Fasting with prayer is our way to demonstrate our need for God to intervene miraculously. A united cry to God, declaring His power and our trust in Him. We encourage you to join us in this 21 day fast, follow us on the community page for daily encouragement and updates on how united prayer releases God’s power.
- Pray that the COVID Virus to be STOPPED miraculously! That the spread would be ended supernaturally across the earth.
- Be thankful for something specific, focus your heart and mind in gratitude, thanking your Saviour and King Jesus.
Along with praying for your own needs, we have listed specific Daily Prayer Points feel free to pray about them all every day or choose the one for that day.
Day 1: Our Nation, Prime Minister, Premier, Government Leaders and Pastors.
Day 2: Health care workers: safety, personal health and strength for their work and the pressure they face daily.
Day 3: The Church (LifeHouse and across the earth)– for provision and protection, to rise above the current situation and be the light.
Day 4: Parents Home-schooling – patience, grace and courage to manage the next six weeks keeping it fun and engaging
Day 5: VCE students – they would focus and engage in this final stage of their learning for the year. Teachers would be creative and accessible to help every student achieve their best despite the circumstances.
Day 6: For God’s people to have a personal awakening and for revival to break out in our city, Holy Spirit guide us as we share Jesus love with those in our community.
Day 7: Businesses and the owners: financial provision and protection for the future now and the future.
Day 8: Pray against spiritual attack on our homes—physical and mental protection over ourselves, families, our children and partners.
Day 9: For family, we cannot visit, for those who are sick, or in hospital and we cannot be there with them, especially those in aged care
Day 10: Revival! For people to find faith in and relationship with Jesus as Lord and Saviour. As we share the service link and watch parties, cause the right people to participate.
Day 11: Online service, for the team who make it happen and continued reach for those looking for hope and encouragement
Day 12: Young people who are dramatically impacted by 2020 crisis, pray against fear and anxiety about the future, that they can trust God.
Day 13: Children, as they miss their friends at school and the social environment of KidsWorld. Help them to connect and share with others around them
Day 14: Working from home! Help us be focused and able to work and manage family
Day 15: Those who live alone and work from home, loneliness and isolation
Day 16: Victorian economy: on the other side of this there would be full recovery and growth
Day 17: People would turn their heart to God, salvations and humility
Day 18: LifeGroups – people would stay connected via zoom and feel comfortable to be honest and open, and that new people would engage. Pray for LifeGroup leaders and mentors
Day 19: Self-discipline and motivation to be fuelled and restored
Day 20: Hunger and thirst for God’s voice and word would be ignited and contagious
Day 21: God of miracles would be at work in your life
Below are devotional links that you might enjoy using during the fast.
Jesus disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast out the evil spirit?”
So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”
When we want to see God move in a situation, it may require more than prayer. Prayer is powerful, and so is Fasting, but when combined something happens, that cannot be fully explained. A good example is when trying to lose some weight. Although diet is important so is exercise and when we do one or the other we will see some degree of success, but there is no doubt when we combine diet and exercise there are huge benefit and success. Remember that we don’t have to fast, we are under no obligation, but rather this is a free-will sacrifice.
21 Days starting from Monday 10th of August until Sunday 30th
I have heard it said “Prayer connects you to God, fasting disconnects you from the world”.
We want to humble ourselves before God and allow Him to break away all of the hindrances and strongholds in our lives that have held us back. We want to use this time to pray for one another, our church, our ministries and our workplace. We would encourage you to take purposeful time to read scripture, journal your insight and pray daily. Fasting creates an opportunity for you to hear God’s voice more clearly enabling your faith to increase and your love for God and His presence to grow.
There are so many options and possibilities! There are many different types of fasts described in the Bible. The fast that we as a church are going to do is called a Daniel fast.
In a Daniel fast, you abstain from certain foods and only eat fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds and nuts and lots and lots of water. It’s healthy, and with some forethought, everyone can do this—no meat, sugar, dairy, desserts, bread, chocolates, sweets, chips etc. Only what is necessary to survive and keep the nutrition high.
You can drink juices and water, but no soft drinks, alcohol, milk etc.
For breakfast, fruit salad is recommended.
At the end of the day, it’s not about being obsessed about the food; it’s about our body’s appetites to come second place to the needs God has placed on your heart.
We encourage you to engage your whole family in this journey of prayer and fasting, together. Children of all ages can participate in some way.
So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get. But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.