About 21 Days of Prayer
Jan. 2 – Jan. 22, 2023
At the beginning of the new year Light of The Valley makes it a priority to seek God first. We intentionally set aside 21 days to focused prayer, bible reading, and fasting! Together, we faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power to create lasting impact in our lives, our church, and our world.
21 Days of Prayer is For You
21 Days of Prayer is a great place to start if you struggle developing a daily habit of prayer. As you practice seeking God first, He will move on your behalf like never before. You will start to see the power of prayer impact your relationships, work, family, and every area of your life. We encourage you to be part of 21 Days of Prayer this year!
Prayer & Fasting
During the 21 Days of Prayer, we encourage fasting as a spiritual next step that can bring clarity and revelation into your life.
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Fasting isn’t about punishment for sin. Also, there are no rigid rules here. Fasting is about choosing to disconnect yourself from your dependence on the world. Below are examples of the different types of fasts you might consider:
Please talk to your doctor before you participate in this one, but it’s just like it sounds. Complete or total fasting means you drink only liquids, such as water or juices, for all or a portion of the 21 Days of Prayer.
The majority of us will choose a selective fast. Scripture talks about this type of fast as choosing not to eat certain foods or drinks. The Daniel Fast is one example of a selective fast—no meats, sweets, or breads for 21 days. Whole 30, Vegan/plant-based, and Paleo meal plans are popular choices as well.
This was a common type of fast for the Hebrew people. For this fast, you designate certain times of the day for fasting. For example, no eating sun up to sundown or choosing to eat in the morning or afternoon only.
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.