21 Days of Prayer and Fasting
What does God want to speak into your life? On January 3 we began 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting to start our year off with a focus on God’s message for our lives.
Watch online or join us at the Mount Pleasant campus Monday – Thursday at 6:00 AM and Saturdays at 8:00 AM for worship, a short word, and a time of individual and corporate prayer. We will be providing devotional sticky notes to help you pray through scripture during your 21 day journey. We also encourage you to follow along on social media for daily devotionals on Facebook and Instagram.
On January 23 we will be wrapping up our 21 days with a Celebration and Miracle Service.
For information on all 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting services at other Seacoast campuses, please contact your local campus.
As you journey through the 21 days, we would love to hear your stories of breakthrough. Click the image below to tell your story.
Day 21. Resolve
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
1 Peter 5:10 (NIV).
Question: How has something you suffered through made you stronger or given you a completely different perspective?
Day 20. Fasting
Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice, and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and break every yoke?
Isaiah 58:6-7 (NIV).
Question: What injustice do you feel compelled to help rectify, and what step do you need to take next?
Day 19. All Things New
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV).
Question: What in your past do you need to let go of to make room for the new?
Day 18. Renewal
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Romans 12:2 (NIV).
Question: What worldly behaviors and values are hardest for you to go against or avoid, and why?
Day 17. Talents
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
Romans 12:6 (NIV)
Question: Why do you think God has given you the gifts he has?
Day 16. Hope
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV).
Question: How might your attitude and actions change if you really believe God has good plans in store for you?
Day 15. Contentment
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV).
Question: How does finding things to be thankful for, even in bad circumstances, lead to contentment?
Day 14. The right time
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NLT)
Question: How might you be trying to rush God’s timing?
Day 13. Peace
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 (NIV)
Question: When have you felt a sense of peace that didn’t make sense, considering your circumstances?
Day 12. Faith
If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
Matthew 17:20-21 (NIV)
Question: If you knew God would move mountains, what would you believe him for?
Day 11. Strength
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:10–11 (NLT).
Question: What piece of God’s armor do you need most right now, and why?
Day 10. Temptation
Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.
Hebrews 2:18 (NLT)
Question: How do you feel you are being tested, and are you transparent with God about it?
Day 9. Surrender
Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.
Mark 14:36 (NLT)
Question: What area of your life is hardest to surrender to God?
Day 8. Trust
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Matthew 6:27 (NIV).
Question: What burdens keep you up at night that God would gladly carry for you?
Day 7. Perseverance
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
James 1:3 (NLT).
Question: In what ways has God shown you that what you’re enduring has a purpose?
Day 6. Humility
It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.
2 Corinthians 3:5 (NLT)
Question: How is God, step-by-step, equipping you to accomplish something that once seemed impossible?
Day 5. Courage
Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.
Matthew 10:32 (NIV)
Question: Why do we sometimes hide our faith?
Day 4. Possibility
I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Revelation 3:20 (NIV)
Question: If you could sit down to dinner with Jesus, what would you ask or say to him?
Day 3. Grace
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.
Ephesians 2:8 (ESV)
Question: Why is it difficult sometimes to accept God’s gift of grace?
Day 2. Prayer and Fasting
So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
Daniel 9:3 (NIV).
Question: What do you need to bring to God in prayer?
Day 1. Focus
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:2 (NIV)
Question: How can you start focusing more on what matters most to God?
The prayer service will also be translated in Portuguese. Please visit the Translation Group on Facebook to participate.
What if I’m not good at praying or don’t know how to pray?
This is the perfect time for you to gather with other people and learn how to pray. We’ll help you learn how to communicate with God and listen to what he has to say.
What is fasting?
The purpose of fasting is to remove things that come between us and God and to focus on him. Taking things out of our life helps us to orient our life around God. People can fast by giving up a particular food, habit, or activity.
Do I have to participate in fasting?
No. Fasting is optional and never a requirement.
How do I find out what my campus is doing for 21 Days?
Please contact your local campus for details on how you can participate together.