21 Days of Prayer

At the beginning of each year we make it a priority to seek God first. We do this by claiming the first 21 days of the year as days of prayer and fasting.


At the prayer services, you will put seeking God first into practice as the worship team leads us in worship, the church staff leads us in prayer, and we also take time to prayer individually for our city, nation, families, and homes. You will see a difference in your relationships, your work, your family and every area of your life. It is then that you will best be able to spread His love to others.


21 Days of Prayer Services

Monday - Friday at 6:00 a.m.

Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

No prayer services on Sunday

Fasting

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.


Timing of a Fast

At Rock Brook, we encourage fasting for 21 days each year in the month of January. This is part of 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 is 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 Him as you fast. Here are some types of fasts:


Complete Fast

This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.


Selective Fast

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, or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.


Partial Fast

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.


Soul Fast

This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting food, who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.


Scripture References

  • Matthew 6:16-18
  • Matthew 9:14-15
  • Luke 18:9-14
  • Acts 27:33-37
  • Nehemiah 9:1-3

Teaching on Prayer & fasting