Every Day Prayer Focus
Humble ourselves. Asking for forgiveness for our sins and the sins of our land.
Seeking God. Declaring our dependence on God in every area of our lives.
His Kingdom Come. Praying for the completion of the Great Commission and for revival in our generation.
Hear from Heaven. Inviting the Presence of God in our church and our lives (souls saved, signs, wonders, miracles, and transformed lives.)
Next Steps. Praying for all people in their journey of faith to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference
Believing God for answered prayer to our specific needs (Connection Cards, Pastoral Care Update Cards, and prayer requests).
Join us Sunday mornings at 10:30am for our corporate church service prayer during service
Daily Prayer Focus
Day 1 – (Church service prayer)
Day 2 – Our Leaders – Nation, State, and City (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
Day 3 – Our Pastors, small group leaders, I Get To Crew Leaders, overseers.
Day 4 – Our City – Clarion, Strattenville, Brookville, Sigel, New Bethleham, Knox, Sligo, Rimersburgh, Shippenville, Foxburgh and surrounding
Day 5 – Our Nation – national missions (Church Planting), revival in America
Day 6 – Our World – international missions (HFU & Mike/Paula Fisher), the Gospel in Israel
Day 7 – Worship Experience 2019
Day 8 – (Church service prayer)
Day 9 – The Lost – services, lifesavers, family members
Day 10 – Small Groups – leaders, members, real life change
Day 11 – HopeSteps & I Get To Crew – leadership development, covering over every leader, fresh vision
Day 12 – Children and Students (Generations, HopeKids, Youth)
Day 13 – Hope Rising Internship
Day 14 – LifeGroups, HopeSteps, I Get To Crew 2019
Day 15 – (Church service prayer)
Day 16 – Families and marriages
Day 17 – Our Church’s vision for 2019 – building purchase, finances, leaders
Day 18 – My personal vision for 2019 – freedom from habits, debt, relationships, ministry, reaching my full potential
Day 19 – Personal freedom and deliverance – breakthrough in every area!
Day 20 – Our specific needs (finances, health, family members to be saved and other personal needs.) Pray for the sick – anoint with oil.
Day 21 – Hope Rising 2019 Goals
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.
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.
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
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.
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.
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.
Timing of a Fast
At Hope Rising, 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.