Fasting is sacrificing something in order to focus our attention and increase our appetite for God.

Fasting isn’t about what you lose but rather what you gain. It is a position of your heart being open and ready to receive what God has for you. It isn’t about the denial of food or drink – but about changing the way you see, and believing God is enough for you.

In addition to this time of prayer, we would love for you to join us in fasting over the next 21 days. Whether you decide to give up a certain type of food or take a break from social media, this form of self-denial, when used to focus on prayer, will align your heart with the heart of God.

Please remember that every person is different. Ask God to give you guidance in how to fast, and only choose what is a healthy and safe choice for you.

Sanctuary Community Fast
Fast for breakfast and lunch every Tuesday during First Seek

Here are a few suggestions of fasts:

  • 2-3 Week Liquid Fast – Give up solid foods
  • 2-3 Week Daniel Fast – Fruits and vegetables only
  • 2-3 Week Media Fast – Give up social media / television / other media
  • 3 Week Alcohol Fast – Give up alcohol during First Seek
  • 7 Day Fast – Give up all food for 7 days

Ask God to show you what to sacrifice. It isn’t easy, but you will be strengthened in your spirit to seek Him first, and grow in wisdom and faith for the upcoming year.