The 21 days of Prayer and Fasting is a season at Fireplace where we intentionally minimize the distractions and normal routines in our lives to hear God’s voice better and focus on what He is saying and doing. When we turn down the volume in our day-to-day lives, it has the supernatural effect of turning up the volume of God’s voice.
Every January, we host a 21 days of Prayer and Fasting season that’s filled with prayer meetings and church-wide fasting. Something powerful takes place when God’s people come together to lift up one voice.
The 21 days of Prayer and Fasting is designed for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to Fireplace, if you’ve participated in the 21 days of Prayer and Fasting before, if you’re young or old, if you’re single or married with kids—we want you to be part of it.
21 days of Prayer and Fasting Guide and Devotional
We have a guide that contains everything you need to know about the 21 days of Prayer and Fasting. We also wrote devotionals that align with each day’s prayer focus and scripture.
Four Ways to Engage in The 21 days of Prayer and Fasting
Prepare your heart, and ask God what He wants of you during these 21 days. Even if that means fasting longer than you’ve ever fasted, removing more comforts than you’d prefer, or taking time to pray early in the morning and late at night, we’re expecting God to move like never before in our Fireplace family.
Once you hear from God and have clarity on what these 21 days will look like for you, we encourage you to write it down and share it.
1. Choose a Fast
Fasting is an invitation from the Lord for us to engage with Him in a heightened way. There are many different kinds of fasts to choose from. Here are several ways you can participate:
- 1-day fast each week for the entire day
- 3-day liquid fast
- 10-day Daniel fast or liquid fast
- 21-day Daniel fast, liquid fast, or 1 meal per day
- Water fast: Abstaining from all forms of food and drink other than water
- Juice fast: Abstaining from all solid food and only drinking juice and water
- Daniel fast: Eating only vegetables and abstaining from meats, sweets, etc.
- Selective meal fast: Abstaining from certain meals and snacks throughout the day and only eating a reduced amount during a single designated mealtime
Regardless of the type of fast you choose to participate in, it’s important to pray about what God is leading you to do, as well as consult a doctor and educate yourself if you have any questions or health concerns.
2. Remove Comfort
We encourage you to set aside some of the comforts that consume your time and spend extra time seeking God’s face. Here are a few comforts that you can abstain from:
- Social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok)
- Entertainment (movies, TV, YouTube)
- Buying material items (instead, donate and give to the poor)
- _________ (fill in the blank)
3. Pray and Intercede
Scripture teaches us that something unique and powerful happens when believers gather together in faith to seek God and cry out to Him with one voice. Here are some ways to engage through prayer and worship:
- Attend at least 1 prayer meeting per week
- Set morning alarm 30 minutes early to pray
4. Read the Bible
During these 21 days, carve out significant time to spend reading the Bible. Here are a few reading challenges:
- Start and complete a 21-Day YouVersion Reading Plan
- Start 1-Year Full Bible Reading Plan
- Read the entire New Testament in 21 days
- Read the entire Bible in 21 days