WHAT IS THIS?
Each year around this time, we join together as a church for a 24-hour period of prayer and fasting. We believe this is absolutely critical to the health and well-being of our church. If you're a part of RRCOC, please join us in begging for God's presence and blessing on us in 2019. Commit to pray via the button below.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
During this time we ask that you safely abstain from food and spend time in concentrated prayer and communion with our Father.
We're asking each person to pray for 20 minutes three times over the course of the fast (a breakfast prayer, lunch prayer, and dinner prayer). At the bottom of this page we've included three video prayer guides (one for each meal) full of prompts to get you praying for our church, our city and our own personal transformation.
We would also encourage you to gather in small groups during this time and pray together lifting your voice in prayer and song!
WHEN & WHERE WILL THIS HAPPEN?
We'll begin at noon (before lunch) on Saturday Jan. 19th and continue through Sunday morning worship, after which we encourage you to break your fast together with some brothers and sisters in Christ. Make plans with a few people now to have a meal together after worship on the 20th!
Where? Wherever you want it to. Stay at home, go for a walk, find a quiet spot outdoors. Pray by yourself, pray with your family, gather a group of friends--whatever you prefer.
You might consider inviting others to join you and pray together in the same place. Wherever you pray, we ask that you'd please join the body in this time of intentional reflection and connection with the Creator.
BUT I'VE NEVER FASTED...
Great! This is the perfect time to start. Fasting is simply the act of abstaining from food in order to move your focus from the flesh to the Spirit.
In Scripture, Christians fast during times that they're asking God for big things. They also fast in times of grief and at times when they want to increase their spiritual focus. Jesus assumed his followers would fast, so if you're a follower of Jesus, you should explore this part of walking with him.
For a quick primer that will give you a handle on what fasting's all about and help you get started, check out this resource from Dave Clayton.
WHAT SHOULD I PRAY ABOUT?
This time is designed for you to lay before God praise, thanksgiving, confession, and supplication regarding our church. Pray about everything that's on your heart as you think about the past, present, and future of your church.
We've prepared videos to lead you in three 20 minute prayers, one for our city, one for our church, and one for our own personal transformation.
Commit to Pray
Let us know if you're planning to pray by submitting your name below: