As we approach the launch date of September 25th, we want to invite you to join us for an intentional and focused time of prayer during the 21 days leading up to our launch. We will be starting on Sunday, Sept. 4th and continue thru Saturday, Sept. 24th. The launching of Generations Church is much more than a practical work, it is a spiritual work. We are literally taking new ground for the Kingdom of God. Please join us for this special time of prayer.
[Also, we would love to have you join us for some type of fast over these 21 days. Details are listed below.]
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, 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.
TYPES OF FASTS
This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
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, or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
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.
This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting food, who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.
RESOURCES ON FASTING
GUIDE TO FASTING AND PRAYER
Article by Bill Bright
7 BASIC STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL FASTING AND PRAYER
Article by Bill Bright
Below is a guide that provides areas of focus as we pray together for the launch of Generations Church.
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DAY 1 - September 4
For God to continue to send team members, so every role is filled.
DAY 2 - September 5
For God's continued provision to purchase the remaining supplies and equipment.
DAY 3 - September 6
For favor with the school we are meeting in and that they would view us as a partner not just a tenant.
DAY 4 - September 7
For favor with city employees and leaders as we obtain needed permits and requests.
DAY 5 - September 8
That God would place our advertising in front of the right people and He would use it to compel people to come.
DAY 6 - September 9
That people would say "yes" to personal invitations.
DAY 7 - September 10
For all of our service planning and rehearsals to go great.
DAY 8 - September 11
For financial blessing as we move beyond our launch day.
DAY 9 - September 12
For our team to have minds filled with wisdom and hearts filled with faith.
DAY 10 - September 13
All audio, video and technical aspects would run smooth.
DAY 11 - September 14
All guests would feel welcomed and cared for.
DAY 12 - September 15
Safety and protection on our team and all attendees.
DAY 13 - September 16
That people would experience freedom from pain, anxiety, sin or anything else that is not of God.
DAY 14 - September 17
For the Gospel to be preached in a clear and compelling way.
DAY 15 - September 18
For the worship music to bring people into the presence of God.
DAY 16 - September 19
For children to leave with a greater love for Jesus and His Church.
DAY 17 - September 20
For every person to have an open heart and mind towards God.
DAY 18 - September 21
For every team member to be filled with energy and enthusiasm.
DAY 19 - September 22
For all last minute details and surprises to be taken care of.
DAY 20 - September 23
For many salvations and recommitments to Christ.
DAY 21 - September 24
For many people to make a decision to call Generations Church their new church home.