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The ANNUAL PRAYER & Fasting
at HIS LIFE MININSTRIES
GLORIFY GOD MAKE DISCIPLES
January 6 2017January 6 2017January 6 2017January 6 2017
DAY of FIRE PRAYER MEETINGS
— JANUARY 6 2017
— JUNE 9 2017 mid year united
Our 2016-2017 BIENNIAL SCRIPTURE
HABAKKUK 2:14 [English Standard Version]
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the
glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea"
Here’s HOW to Participate in the “Day of FIRE”
• Have the right spirit and the right heart — do not announce your fasting, rather
celebrate it secretly or with a group that is joining this “Day of FIRE”.
• Use this Prayer and Fasting Guide carefully by reading, studying, and
praying without public display. Do this personally as you listen to the
Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit. If you are working or in school, use the time for
regular meals to Pray and Fast.
• Come with your TWO Prayer Partners to our UNITED FIRED UP Night of PRAYER.
We will end our time of Fasting by joining the Day of Fire at an assigned place
for FIRED UP NIGHT of PRAYER.
• Write Specific Prayer Requests for 2017: For Your Personal life; Family relationships;
Friends; Life Group; Finances; and Ministry.
• Determine what type of fast you will commit to do:
Will it be a Water Fast only? Partial Fasting? One a Day Meal Fast?
• Join the “CCCCall Conference” — as it is offered. You will have a chance to RENEW
or make your INTENTIONS known on where to be of service here at
His Life Ministries. **”CCCCall Conferences” will be scheduled.
• THIS IS IN LINE with our LOI Campaign; LETTERS of INTENT.
Guide is a compilation of ideas borrowed from Vine Community Church; VCF;
CRU; and Old His Life NOTES
Annual His Life Guide to PRAYER & Fasting
GLORIFY GOD MAKE DISCIPLES
2017 JANUARY 6th FRIDAY2017 JANUARY 6th FRIDAY2017 JANUARY 6th FRIDAY2017 JANUARY 6th FRIDAY
DAY of FIRE
and PRAYER MEETINGS
JANUARY 5 —- Start of TWO DAY FAST 2017 January 5 & 6
JANUARY 6 —- DAY of FIRE and a 6pm FIRED UP NIGHT of PRAYER
NAME your TWO Prayer Partners __________ /__________
VENUE of FIRED UP Night _______________________________
JANUARY 8 —- SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENT of 2017 PRAYER MEETINGS
[Recruit People in Your Site OR Corner to a PRAYER MEETING
and the UNITED MID YEAR PRAYER HOUSE of JUNE 9 2017]
A Call to Pray & FAST before
This is a Call for anyone and everyone to make things right and to start right.
We have to be found at the foot of Jesus, listening and ready to obey.
We have to start to be corporately consecrated before the Lord before
anything else. Beginning with ourselves, families,
Life Groups, Ministries and tasks.
D. For Your Finances
E. For Your Life Group
F. For Your Ministry
Join the “CCCCall Conference” — as it is offered.
You will have a chance to RENEW or make your
INTENTIONS known on where to be of service here
at His Life Ministries [LOI Campaign].
Borrowed from Vine Community Church; VCF; CRU; and His Life NOTES
Prepared by Pastor JR for HLM2016-2017eight
Let's believe God for power, purity, unity and praise to be the result of
this. Great men and women throughout history has been called by God
to humble themselves through fasting and prayer.
Fasting is a spiritual weapon God uses to advance His kingdom, change
the destiny of nations, spark revival, and bring victory in people's lives.
There is something powerful that happens when we voluntarily humble
ourselves, seek God's will, and agree with Him for His purposes to be
INTRODUCTION to FASTING
Fasting Recommendations and Guidelines
TYPES OF FASTING:
• Typical Fast – abstaining from all food, but not from water.
– Most common form of Christian fast. – e.g. Matthew 4:2
• Partial Fast – a limitation of the diet, but not abstention from all
– Daniel and companions (Daniel 1:12)
– John the Baptist (Matthew 3:4)
• Absolute Fast – avoidance of all food and liquid, even water.
– Ezra (Ezra 10:6) – Esther (Esther 4:16) – Paul (Acts 9:9)
• Supernatural Fast – A fast of great duration, made possible only
by God. – Two examples in Scripture:
Moses on Mt. Sinai (Deuteronomy 9:9)
Elijah’ s trip to Mt. Horeb (1 Kings 19:8)
“SCOPES” OF FASTING:
• Private fast–most normal. – Matthew 6:16-18
• Congregational fasts – Joel 2:15-16 – Acts 13:2
• National fasts– 2 Chronicles 20:3; Neh 9:1; Esther 4:16; Jonah 3:5-84
Fasting is the hungry handmaid of prayer.
Like prayer she both reveals and remedies. She reveals the
measure of food’s mastery over us — or television or computers
or whatever we submit to again and again to conceal the
weakness of our hunger for God.
And she remedies by intensifying the earnestness of our prayer
and saying with our whole body what prayer says with the heart:
I long to be satisfied in God alone!
PRAY and LISTEN
Are you careful to obey the Basics?
Forgive, Love, Bless, Honor … etc?
WRITTEN Prayer Requests
REVIEW this regularly in 2017
KEEP near YOUR BIBLES for Quiet Times
A. For Your Personal Life
B. For Your Family Relationships
C. For Your Friends
Andrew Murray taught, "Prayer is the one hand with which we
grasp the Invisible; fasting the other, with which we let loose
and cast away the visible."
PRAY and LISTEN
Are there specific things in your life now that you are desiring
for more than God? (example: career, ministry work.
possessions, relationships, etc.) Surrender them to God and
acknowledge how much you want Him in your life more than
anything or anyone else.
READING for JANUARY 6 NOONTIME
Watch Your Motive
Read & Study: Matthew 6:6-18
Remember, the motive in your fasting is all-important.
Remember what fasting is not:
It is not a way to earn God's blessing and God's answer to your
prayer. You are never worthy of His help and blessing
because of your performance. You implore His love and mercy.
You do not earn any aspect of His grace. It is not a way to
bypass obedience and accountability. Prayer and fasting do
not change your need to be obedient to God and His clearly
revealed will. God will not hear your prayer, even if you add
fasting, if you are out of His will in some regard. Are there
habits and patterns in your life which need to be broken?
Do you have struggles or un-confessed sins?
Repentance and seeking counsel from your Life Group
Leader / Pastor will bring complete deliverance and
freedom. Denial never healed anyone.
Accountability with obedience brings liberation.
It does not accumulate power to your credit, so that you can
display it at will. You do not use the Holy Spirit—He uses you.
The moment you parade your power, it is gone. Keep your
fasting as hidden as possible.
FREQUENCY OF FASTING:
– God commanded only one regular fast in the Old Covenant
– on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:29-31).
– The Jewish leaders instituted four other annual fasts while in Babylon
– The tradition of the Pharisees was to fast twice each week (Luke 18:12).
– Occur as the need arises
– The kind of fast implied by Jesus in Matthew 9:15
The most common form of Christian fasting is the
normal, private, occasional fast.
JESUS’ INSTRUCTIONS ON FASTING:
• Fasting is expected – Matthew 6:16-18 – Matthew 9:14-15
• Keep your fasting private
• God will reward your fasting
HOW LONG SHOULD WE FAST?
• One day or part of a day (Judges 20:26; 1 Samuel 7:6;
2 Samuel 1:13, 3:35; Nehemiah 9:1; Jeremiah 36:6).
• One night (Daniel 6:18-24).
• Three days (Esther 4:16; Acts 9:9).
• Seven days (1 Samuel 31:13; 2 Samuel 12:16-23).
• Fourteen days (Acts 27:33-34).
• Twenty-one days (Daniel 10:3-13).
• Forty days (Deuteronomy 9:9; 1 Kings 19:8 Matthew 4:2)
• Unspecified lengths (Matthew 9:14; Luke 2:37; Acts 13:2, 14:2-3)
MORE THOUGHTS ON FASTING
• Fasting is feasting! (John 4:32-34)
• When fasting, devote the time you would normally spend eating to
meditation and prayer.
• Don’t ignore medical realities. three
WHY FAST and PRAY?
• JESUS Fasted and PRAYED See Matthew 4 and Luke 4
• Christian Leaders Fasted and PRAYED See Acts 13:1-3
• JESUS ASSUMES that as His Followers we will be FASTING and Praying
See Matt 6:16-18; Luke 11:1-4
PREPARATION READINGS before
ENTERING THE DAY of FIRE FAST
READING for JANUARY 5 Thursday
Jesus Said We Would Fast
OPEN YOUR BIBLE to: Matt 9:15; Acts 13:1-3
Jesus, speaking of you and me, said, "Then they will fast"
(see Matthew. 9:15). He was referring to His followers
during the period between His ascension and His return.
Jesus expects all His children to fast.
Since Jesus expects us to fast. He set the example for
us, just as He set the example in prayer. His 40 days of
prayer after His baptism were days of fasting prayer.
The early church, following Christ's example, put great
emphasis upon fasting. We know that at least for 400
hundred years after Christ, the faithful Christians
everywhere fasted twice each week.
PRAY and LISTEN
1. Ask God to give you a brand-new revelation about
fasting so you can appreciate it, discover its true
benefits and enjoy it.
2. Commit a day of fasting to God. Ask Him to speak to
you and fill you with His presence.
• Believe this is the RIGHT thing to do.
• Believe you CAN do it even during regular work or
• Believe GOD is leading you.
• Be found reading your BIBLE and PRAYING.
• Be there during our UNITED Prayer Meeting at the
end of the DAY of FIRE / FIRE UP 2016.
• Be PRACTICAL as you start your fast.
• FOR LONGER FASTING DAYS: Eat raw fruit and vegetables for
two days before starting your fast. Likewise, do not eat solid
food immediately after your fast. Begin eating gradually.
Break your fast with fruit, vegetables, and soup.
READING for JANUARY 6 MORNING
Fasting is Essential to
Read & Study: Acts 13:2; Rom 8:34; Luke 2:37;
Andrew Bonar defined fasting as abstaining from anything
that hindered prayer. Though himself an avid reader, he
had to fast at times from his excessive love for reading to
find time to commune with God.
Phillips Brooks described fasting as abstaining from
anything innocent in itself in order to grow more spiritually
or serve God more effectively. Perhaps for our generation
fasting should often be from radio, TV, internet, excessive
sms’, in order to give ourselves more totally and intensely
THE PURPOSE of FASTING is …
• To subject the physical to the spiritual and to give
priority to spiritual goals;
• To disentangle oneself for a time from one's
environment, material things, daily responsibilities,
• To devote one's whole spiritual attention to God
We do not imply that daily duties and life's necessities are
unholy or unspiritual; rather, we subject permissible things,
even profitable things, to greater spiritual