Day 15

A Prayer of Humility

“If My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14

This verse gives us a glimpse into the character and faithfulness of God toward His people. Our church is seeking a fresh move of God
in our midst. Today, humble yourself, pray, seek the face of God in your prayers, and ask Him to move in a new and fresh way and ask Him to let Revival start in your heart through this 21-day prayer and fasting journey.

3 Prayers to Pray Today:

PersonalAsk the Lord to humble you today, and that the Lord will keep your personal agenda out of the way of God’s agenda for your life. Pray that He will revel to you the sin in your life, the humility for you to deal with that sin, and the courage to follow through to repent of that sin and submit to Him.

ChurchPray that we as a church body will lead and love with humility and repentance. Let not our sin ever get in the way of a mighty move of God.

Canadian CountyPray that through our repentance and humility the Lord will heal our land and that we would see a mighty move of God sweep through Canadian County in 2020! C’mon somebody!




VISION

“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in his good time he will honor you. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7

“When you bow down before the Lord and admit your dependence on him; he will lift you up and give you honor.” James 4:10

“But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Matthew 23:12

DAILY SCRIPTURES:

Each day over these 21 days, you will have a verse to pray over and process through via text message. This will also be posted on Facebook and our church blog.

TIME FRAME:

Fast and pray from January 5-26th, 2020 that the Lord will take you to new heights in your walk with Him and that He would use you in 2020 as a Kingdom influencer in the sphere of influence that He has placed you in. In 2020, that with each season (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall) that you will have a chance to reach and impact at least one person for Christ.

One person who may need to get plugged back into church, one person might come to know Jesus Christ for the first time, one person who might change because God used you to make an invest in their life.

We are praying the Lord allows us at Trinity to reach people in the name of Jesus, to disciple them and watch them grow in their faith and then that they’d be inspired to be sent out as Kingdom Influencers.

“Together We are a reaching, discipling and sending church impacting generations for Christ.”

Different ways you can fast for 21 days:

  • Juice Fast
  • Daniel Fast
  • Abstain from all food – observing a juice and water fast
  • Abstain from all meats and/or sweets, having only vegetables and other foods (a.k.a. The Daniel Fast)
  • Abstain from just one meal a day
  • Abstain from watching TV or the Internet for the full 21 days or for a specific amount of time, perhaps in the evening so you can pray, read, and reflect upon these matters of prayer.
  • Abstain from all social media for 21 days.
  • Abstain from all things Media (except that which is required for work)

Blog posts, Texts and Facebook posts:

  • Get the daily prayer guide:
  • By Text, via the Pastor’s Blog, or by Facebook Post

Each day we want you to challenge you to pray for 3 specific areas:

  • A Personal Prayer
  • Pray for our church
  • Pray for Canadian County

Want to get the Daily Text?

TAKE THE TRINITY 2020 CHALLENGE TO READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER IN ONE YEAR. There is no better habit you can start than read the Word of God daily. Join us in this journey at Trinity by committing to get in the Word daily in 2020!!! Remember, it’s what you put in that you will get out. You can buy one here or at the CoffeeCorner.

 

BASIC TIPS FOR FASTING:

  • Make a personal fasting calendar that fits your convictions and level of experience with fasting. When we plan what we are going to do, or a goal and how we are going to do it, we position ourselves to finish strong.
  • Make an effort to disconnect from the “noise” that is a normal part of our daily life. Television, newspapers, Twitter and Facebook are not bad in and of themselves, but they can be a huge “noise” and distraction in our life. If at all possible try to limit their use for the next few days so you can give full attention to the voice of the Holy Spirit in your life.
  • Keep your fridge and pantry stocked with the items you need if you’re doing a juice only fast or the Daniel Fast. Being unprepared to fast automatically sets you up for temptation.
  • Set aside a time each day (the morning works best for most people) to read your Bible or your One Year Chronological Bible if you decide to take that 2020 challenge with us. Find a quiet spot where you can be alone, have all your things there (Bible, Journal, pen, highlighter, reading glasses, etc.) write down and reflect daily on your own experiences and the things God shows you as you pray and read.
  • Fasting requires reasonable precautions. If you have any health concerns, please consult your physician prior to starting your fast – especially if you are taking medication, have a chronic condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

FASTING OPTIONS FOR KIDS & STUDENTS:

  • Media Fast

Playing only board games (no iPad, phone, or video games)

Using cell phones only in a case of emergency but removing all social media apps from their phone for 21 days.

Additional Fasting Tips:

Fasting begets prophets and strengthens strong men. Fasting makes lawgivers wise; it is the soul’s safeguard, the body’s trusted comrade, the armor of the champion, the training of the athlete.” Basil, Bishop of Caesarea (AD 330 – 379)

With this call to enter into extended fasts, we must prepare ourselves adequately so that the fast can honor God and fulfill its purpose. Here are some items to help and encourage you.

1. Seek advice and permission before the fast. Seek medical advice before the fast, especially if you have any existing medical concerns or conditions. If you are under 18 years of age, discuss your desire to fast with your parents. Spiritual covering, submission and unity are important factors when fasting. Discuss your plans with your youth leader and/or church leaders. Remember, fasting is an attitude of the heart! Ask them if they would consider fasting with you!

2. Fast and pray in order to humble yourself and purify your worship. In fasting we are not trying to get something from God, but rather seeking to realign our hearts’ affections with His. In fasting we can more readily say, “We love you Lord, more than anything in the world.” Lust of any kind is perverted worship, but fasting enables us to cleanse the sanctuary of our hearts from every other rival.

3. Don’t boast about your fast. Let people know you won’t be eating, only if you need to. (Matthew 6:16-18).

4. Do the fast with someone else. Two are better than one! We encourage parents and kids to consider fasting together. Several generations fasting and praying together has a powerful impact!

5. Have a clear target for prayer focus. Without a vision (a clear, prophetic prayer goal) the people perish. During a fast, I have four or five prayer goals that are clearly articulated. When I’m not deeply motivated by a clear goal, I usually fast until break-fast! Write down your vision, so you can run with it. (Habakkuk 2:2)

6. Do your research:

* A Daniel fast, with vegetables and water, is good for those carrying a heavy workload (like moms and students). Fasting “meats and sweets” can be done by athletes who can get protein from other food sources.

* A fruit or vegetable juice fast allows you to enter into fasting but still gives enough energy to function. Out of consideration for their health and metabolism, I would encourage teenagers to use juice and protein drinks to sustain them. If you have sugar sensitivities or problems, consult your physician before attempting this fast.

* A water-only fast has been done by many people. We would not encourage this without strong medical supervision, particularly for youth. This is a very difficult fast, but very effective. Depending on your weight and metabolism, you can go forty days on water alone.

* A total fast is without water. Do Not go beyond three days without water. Discuss your plans with your doctor, youth leader and/or church leaders and parents. We do not encourage this type of fast without specific confirmation from the Lord through your parents and church leadership.

7. Prepare physically. Two days before you fast, limit your intake of food to fruit and vegetables. Fruit is a natural cleanser and easy to digest. Stop drinking coffee before the fast. Drink lots of water to help your body detoxify. Prepare yourself for mental discomforts such as impatience, crankiness and anxiety. Expect physical discomforts. You may experience dizziness, headaches and different kinds of pains. The headaches are not a sign to stop fasting. Your body is working to cleanse itself of impurities.

8. Take time to pray and read the Word. This may seem obvious, but busyness and distractions can keep you from devotions. Reading books with testimonies of victories gained through fasting will encourage you. “Changing History through Prayer and Fasting” by Derek Prince, “Fast Forward” by Lou Engle and “God’s Chosen Fast” by Author Wallis.

9. Expect to hear God’s voice in the Word, dreams, visions and revelations. Daniel prepared himself to receive revelation through fasting (Daniel10:1,2). There is a fasting reward (Matt. 6:18).

10. Prepare for opposition. On the day of your fast you can bet donuts will be at the office or in class. Your spouse (or your mom) will suddenly be inspired to cook your favorite meals. Press through. Many times you may feel more tension build at home. Satan tempted Jesus on the fast, and we must expect the same. Discouragement may come in like a flood, but recognize the source of the discouragement and take your stand on the victory of Christ.

11. If you fail, don’t give in to condemnation. The “to fast or not to fast” dilemma can be a major tool of the enemy. Even though you may fail several times, God always extends grace.

12. Feel free to rest a lot over these 21 days and to continue to exercise with supervision.

13. Breakthroughs often come after a fast, not during it. Do not listen to the lie that nothing is happening. It is my conviction that every fast done in faith will be rewarded.

14. Break the fast slowly, over several days with fruit juice or light soups. On a light juice fast or a water fast your digestive system shuts down. This can be dangerous if you eat too much too soon. Break the fast with several days of diluted, non-acidic juice, then regular juice, followed by fruit and vegetables. On one of my early water fasts, I broke it too quickly and almost needed hospitalization. Be careful! May thousands of young men and women fast as God leads them. May they find a greater intimacy with God the Father. May they be used in the greatest revival we have ever seen.
 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Dr. Ronnie Floyd Fasting And Prayer As Your Spiritual Worship

Bill Bright 7 Basic Steps to Successful Fasting and Prayer

Bill Bright Your Personal Guide to Fasting and Prayer

Chris Hodges Sermon on Teach us to Pray