January 18 - February 7
From the beginning of Ironbridge Church, we have made it a priority to seek God first in prayer. We are inviting you to join us collectively as a church through 21 Days of Prayer.
Prayer has the power to affect both our internal and external worlds, as well as set our minds and hearts in alignment with God. Together, we faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power to create lasting impact in our lives, our church, and our world.
Starting on Thursday, January 18th, we will be intentionally seeking God every day for 3 weeks in prayer, as we trust in Him to move in powerful ways.
You’re invited to join in on this exciting journey, as we start the new year with 21 Days of Prayer.
Types of Fasts
Complete Fast – In this type of fast, you drink 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, and 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 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.
Timing of a Fast
We encourage fasting for 21 days each year in the month of January. This is part of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting: 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’s very typical to fast a single meal, a whole day, or 3 days or more.
The timing of your fast is not as important as the strength of your focus on God as you fast.