2019 | 21 Days of Daniel Fasting
Guidelines for Personal Prayer Sessions
- Schedule a daily time for prayer.
- Prepare a set-apart place where you will pray on a daily basis. A place free from distractions.
- Take water with you into your prayer time.
- Take your Bible with you into your prayer time. Bible reading may be included either before or after prayer. As you are praying, you may also need your Bible for those moments when the Holy Spirit will draw your thoughts to particular passages.
- Take a journal and notepad with you into your prayer time. The journal is for writing down reflections and insights the Lord may impress upon you. It is also a good place to keep your prayer list and to record testimonies of answered prayer. The notepad is for jotting down distracting thoughts of things you need to do. By jotting them down, you can postpone those thoughts for later. Silence and put aside your electronic devices.
- You may want to take communion elements (grape juice and bread) with you into your prayer time. To assist with staying focused in prayer, try changing postures.
- You may want to sit, kneel or pace. If you are in a time of soaking prayer, you can lie down. Consider playing recorded instrumental music while you are praying. While music with appropriate lyrics can be helpful, at times it may carry your thoughts in the direction of the words and become a distraction to your praying.
- Make yourself aware of God’s presence by turning your affections toward Him. “Soak” in His presence, and meditate on His goodness. Start your praying with thanksgiving, adoration, worship and praise.
- Pray for yourself and your own household. Pray for others. End your praying with thanksgiving, adoration, worship and praise.
The Fast starts from 5am to 5pm No meat for the next 21 days
As you embark on this twenty-one day journey, do so with an expectation that you are going to encounter God in a deeper way. Allow the cultivation of an intercessory mindset to take place in your life. Embrace the belief that God wants to perform great and mighty things through your prayers and obedient service. A great awakening is about to begin with you.
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21 Days of Daniel Fasting
Since there are so many misconceptions about it, I first want to clarify what fasting—biblical fasting—is not.
The three duties of every Christian are giving, praying, and fasting. Solomon, when writing the books of wisdom for Israel, made the point that a cord, or rope, braided with three strands is not easily broken.
Fasting Is for Everyone Perhaps you’re thinking, “I still don’t know how fasting can really be for me.” According to the words of Jesus, it is the duty of every disciple and every believer to fast.
“Why have we fasted,… and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed?
How do you see? How much do you see? How far do you see? Your perception has the ability to limit you in life. It is never about education but the exposure you allow yourself.
No one is really an expert in the disciplines of prayer and fasting. There is always more to learn. It is not that these practices are complicated. Rather, the point is that we are on a great adventure