Hermiston Nazarene Church

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

If you are one who...

submitted a prayer request for our 21 days of prayer,
and have an update or answer to prayer,
please let us know so we can celebrate with you or continue to pray!


Please submit it by Feb 29 by filling out the question box below.

Feel free to leave the message anonymous.  Type it below.

Thank you for sharing a bit of your story & life with us.
We received 150 prayer requests, most of them anonymous.
We had about 35-50 people gathering each day,
who loved the privilege to pray for you this month.

More About our
21 Days of Prayer & Fasting


We are praying & Fasting
Sunday, January 7 through Sunday, January 28

We will break the fast together after church on Sunday, Jan.28, with a potluck.

DAILY
PRAYER + WORSHIP

6:00PM-7:00PM, AT THE CHURCH


Meeting January 8-27, Monday-Saturday nights

We will worship. Hear from the Word. Hear Scripture and a challenge from someone in our church. And take time to pray individually and corporately. Communion is available. Prayer & Praise Wall available to write on. The Prayer Cards collected from the community & website are available to pray for.

All-Church Potluck

THANK YOU so much for bringing items for the Potluck! It was one of the best we've had - thank you!

Info About our 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting...

What is the fast?


As a church family, we start the year with prayer & fasting.
Sacrifice & discipline in fasting certain foods as we go before the Lord in prayer.



Sacrificially surrendering your food habits.
This may mean The Daniel Fast (see below), or some variation of a food fast that requires significant, sacrificial surrender.
For example, instead of giving up chocolate or chips, you're surrendering staples in your diet.
This is a Biblical fast, not just giving up conveniences of our modern life (like media or the news).


Pray. What things are you are bringing before the Lord, earnestly praying and seeking Him after?
  • Declare our dependence on God
  • Reignite the Spirit’s fire in our lives
  • Pray for the lost



* We will not be eating at our Life Group gatherings during the month, and we will not be serving coffee on Sunday mornings (water bottles provided!). We are doing this together as a church family, and want to intertwine the fast with our weekly gatherings.

HOW TO EAT:

An example can look like the Daniel Fast.  On the Daniel Fast, you eat plant-based meals that are nutritious and delicious, while setting aside other foods as an act of worship and sacrifice to the Lord.

For information and food ideas, click the button below and explore this Daniel Fast website. (https://ultimatedanielfast.com/)

Where did the Daniel Fast Originate?

"You may be wondering, Where did the Daniel Fast originate? That’s a great question. The Daniel Fast was first observed by the prophet Daniel in the Bible. Scripture gives us some insight (such as in Dan. 10:3) into what Daniel ate and didn’t eat; however, we don’t know his complete menu. On one occasion, Daniel was greatly concerned for his people and sought the Lord’s wisdom during a time of prayer and fasting."

HOW TO PRAY:

During this year’s fast,

- pray for the lost (intercede for the salvation of those who don’t have a relationship with Christ.  Write their names down and spend time praying over these 21 days)

- pray for something where you need God to move in your personal life (what do you need the Lord to do for you?  Where do you need Him to move in your life?)

- we have requests from local community members that we have collected, & are handing them out at the daily Prayer & Worship at the church


How to Prepare for a Fast

Prepare physically with food prep, and spiritually & mentally with some heart prep.

Control the food - control the body - control the heart

Is your fast drawing you closer to Jesus, or is it just easy for you to do?  The challenge is for it to be hard, so you can rely on God to sustain you.  We do it to please the Lord.

We encourage to use the times of temptations to lean in to God and His presence within you...it's a good reminder to rely on God when your body is fighting against you, and to pray for what you're fasting for.

Encouragement

You are welcome to join us at the church for
21 Days of Prayer and Worship
6pm-7pm
at the church


*not meeting Sunday nights: Jan.7, Jan.14, Jan.21