We believe it’s important at the beginning of the year to intentionally set our focus on God and meditate on His promises.
This 21 day period is designed to prioritise our relationship with God and focus on His truths. As we join in this together as a community we unify and set aside time to pray, fast and wait on God to renew our thoughts and restore our hope.
Take some time to think about what you might fast; Partial Fast - abstaining from specific kinds of food, or a certain meal, TV/ Social Media Fast, etc. Prayerfully choose something that works for you and that ultimately gives you time to draw closer to God.
In summary, fasting is not about getting from God but it is about getting to God.
Tuesday 17th January: 7.30pm, John & Ruth's house Thursday 19th January: 7.30pm, Gary & Rachelle's house Thursday 19th January: 7.30pm, Ray & Vee's house
Tuesday 24th January: 7.30pm, John & Ruth's house Thursday 26th January: 7.30pm, Gary & Rachelle's house Thursday 26th January: 7.30pm, Ray & Vee's house
Wednesday 1st February: Encounter Night, 7.30pm at Hope Church
Please contact us if you need any further details including addresses.
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed. Mark 1:35
Prayer is most effective when it isn’t something we do every now and then, but when it’s a lifestyle we cultivate. To understand how to have a lifestyle of prayer, we can look at the example Jesus gave during His life on earth.
HAVE A CERTAIN TIME
Jesus got up early in the morning to spend time with His Heavenly Father. Make a daily appointment with God, whether it’s first thing in the morning, at lunch, or in the evening, and faithfully keep it.
HAVE A CERTAIN PLACE
Jesus had a specific place He went to pray. Having a designated place to pray helps us remove distractions and frees us to worship and pray out loud.
HAVE A CERTAIN PLAN
When Jesus taught His disciples how to pray, He gave them a prayer outline. We call it “The Lord’s Prayer.” As we pray every day, our plans for our prayer time can vary, maybe including worship music, Bible reading, and quiet time to listen to God. It doesn’t always have to look the same; it just helps when we have a plan for connecting regularly with God.