21 DAYS OF FASTING & PRAYER
We believe the year 2020 is a prophetic year of clarity, clearer vision, and an outpouring of manifestations of the Holy Spirit. 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. 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.
At Revivify, 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.
TYPES OF FASTS
- 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.
JAN 6 – 12
JAN 13 – 19
NO SUGARS/NO BREADS
JAN 20 – 24
NO SUGARS/NO BREADS/NO MEATS
NO FOOD/LIQUIDS ONLY
INCREASE IN SPIRITUAL HUNGER & THIRST
Psalm 51:10-12: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of my salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Daniel 6:10: Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.
DRAW CLOSER TO THE LORD
Psalm 24:3-4: Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.
Psalm 32:5: Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.
WORSHIP WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART
Psalm 111:1: Praise the Lord. I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
Psalm 27:8: My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.
DESIRES OF YOUR HEART; SHIFT IN VISION
Psalm 27:4: One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lordand to seek him in his temple.
Psalm 37:4: Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
WISDOM & REVELATION
Psalm 43:3: Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.
Ephesians 1:17-18: I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and the incomparably great power for us who believe.
FILLED WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Psalm 61:3 & 5: For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those whofear your name.
Psalm 92:11: My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.
Romans 15:13: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
CLARITY & DIRECTION
Psalm 139:24b: …lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 18:36: You provide a broad path for my feet, so
that my ankles do not give way.
Psalm 37:23: The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him.
Psalm 44:18: Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path.
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
Galations 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
1 Corinthians 13:4: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
PRAY AGAINST DOUBT; PRAY FOR STRENGTH & FAITH
Psalm 18:2: The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 16:11: You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Acts 16:31 (AMP): Believe in and on the Lord Jesus Christ—that is, give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into Hiskeeping, and you will be saved; [and this applies both to] you and your household as well.
STEP INTO A DEEPER PLACE OF WORSHIP
Psalm 92:1: It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 100:2: Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Joshua 24:15: As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
HEALING & RECONCILIATION (FOR YOU & FOR OTHERS)
Psalm 107:20: He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
Psalm 147:3: He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Malachi 4:6: He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land withtotal destruction.
CLEAR CONSCIENCE & PREPARATION FOR A FRESH OUTPOURING
Psalm 51:2: Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
Psalm 51:7: Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Mark 2:22: But new wine must be put into new wine skins.
VISION & PATIENCE IN THE WAITING
Psalm 78:24: He rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven.
Habakkuk 2:1: I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me.
Proverbs 29:18: Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
SUPERNATURAL FAITH & IDENTITY IN CHRIST
Psalm 100:3: Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
Psalm 95:7-8: For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care. Today, if only you would hear His voice, “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness.”
1 Timothy 2:8: Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.
Matthew 13:58: And He did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
INTEGRITY & THE HEART
1 Samuel 16:7: The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
Proverbs 4:23: Above all else, guard your heart. For EVERYTHING you do flows from it.
Matthew 5:8: Blessed are the PURE in heart, for they will see God.
HEAVY BURDENS TO BE LIFTED; FORGIVENESS
Psalm 25:18: Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.
Nehemiah 1:6, 8-9 (NIV): I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s house, have committed against you. We have acted very wickedly toward you. Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to
me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosenas a dwelling for my Name.’
Psalm 86:6: Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
Psalm 80:18-19: Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name. Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.
SEEKING RIGHTEOUSNESS & THE KINGDOM
Psalm 89:14: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
Matthew 6:33: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
GUIDANCE & THE LIGHT OF GOD
Psalm 43:3-4: Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.
TO BE FILLED WITH THE GLORY OF GOD
Psalm 22:27-28: All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.
Habakkuk 2:14: For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
STEADFASTNESS & ENDURANCE TO CONTINUE SEEKING WHOLE-HEARTEDLY
Psalm 9:10: Those who know your name trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.
Jeremiah 29:13: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
1 Chronicles 29:13: Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God.
Colossians 3:2: Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.