30 Hours of Prayer & Fasting

Preparing for Easter

As we look forward to Easter, we want to spend 30 hours as a church in prayer and fasting. This will begin on Thursday, March 28th at 1 pm and will end the next day at our Good Friday Service. Register for a time slot to be specifically praying, and we will email you a prayer guide.

Why Prayer & Fasting?

We know that prayer and fasting intensify our dependence on God and help us draw near to God.

Both prayer and fasting are spiritual disciplines we find throughout the Bible.

As we look towards Easter, we want to prepare our hearts and minds for what God wants to bring into our lives individually and corporately. 

Our challenge is that you would join us in a 30-hour fast and pick a time below for Thursday and/or Friday to pray intentionally. Are you a night owl or an early riser? Consider choosing a time slot late into the night or early in the morning. What should you pray about? We will send you a prayer guide that focuses on gratitude towards God, a time of confession and self-examination, as well as some prompts for specific ministries and churches to pray for. 

What is fasting? Fasting means to abstain from or to go without. Traditionally, this means food and only consuming water or liquids. You could also do a selective fast by removing certain elements from your diet. A few examples of a selective fast are going without sugar, sodas, or meat. A soul fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting, or 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.

The Bible is full of examples of people who have abstained from food to seek God:

  • Jesus fasted before He began His public ministry (Luke 4:1,2).
  • Nehemiah fasted to help him confess his sins to God, turn away from them, and ask God for favor in the sight of the king of Persia to get permission to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 1:4).
  • David fasted to ask God to intervene because of injustice (Psalm 35:13). In 2 Samuel 12:17, 23, he fasted to ask for a miraculous healing — a request God did not grant.
  • Mordecai and the Jews fasted upon hearing news of Haman’s wicked plot for their extermination (Esther 4:3).
  • The early church fasted while worshiping and committing their ministry to the Lord. They also sought the Lord through fasting for guidance when they appointed leaders (Acts 13:2; 14:23).

Our 30-hour fast will begin Thursday, March 28th, at 1 pm.  We will break our fast when we gather for our Good Friday service at 6 pm on Friday, March 29th. We will worship, celebrate communion, and then eat dinner together.

If you plan to join us, please register below. 

Register For Good Friday dinner

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