21 Days of Prayer

Together, we faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power alone to create lasting impact in our lives, our church, and our world. At Turning Point Church we have made it a priority to seek God first in prayer. We do this collectively as a church in January and August through 21 Days of Prayer. These two months are intentional, as they begin new seasons of the year.

Types of Fasts

Your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

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

At Turning Point, 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 three days or more. The timing of your
fast is not as important as the strength of
your focus on God as you fast.

Prayer Guide

Do you have questions about how to pray? Maybe you are looking for new or specific ways that scripture teaches prayer principles. We encourage you to read through our Prayer Guide. This is a great resource for understanding prayer, and a practical guide for how to pray. 

View or Download our “Prayer Guide”

(click here)

Scripture References

Matthew 6:16-18
Matthew 9:14-15
Luke 18:9-14
Acts 27:33-37
Nehemiah 9:1-3