Join us for 30 Days of Praying & Fasting

What is Fasting?

Fasting is consecrating yourself with a deep commitment to God to focus on spiritual growth or deepening your relationship with God. In the act of fasting, we humbly deny the flesh to focus on and glorify God, become more in tune with His Spirit, and go deeper in our prayer life.

Benefits of Fasting

Fasting brings about miraculous results. You are following Jesus’ example when you fast. Spend time listening to praise and worship. Pray as often as you can throughout the day. Get away from the normal distractions as much as possible and keep your heart and mind set on seeking God’s face.

Sanctuary Church Goal

Sharpen faith and unravel freedom

Our faith is something we constantly want to grow. We always long for freedom, both for ourselves and for others. During this fast we want freedom to break out!

ISAIAH 58:6
“[Is] not this the fast that I have chosen to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”

Create more intimacy with God

As you do this He unravels promises and plans He has for us.

JEREMIAH 29:11-13
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”

Experience power of prayer and fasting

There are things that can only be changed through prayer and fasting!

MATTHEW 17:21 
“However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Goal of Fasting

Ask yourself some questions and dissect your heart

Why are you Fasting?
  • Is it for spiritual renewal?
  • For guidance?
  • For healing?
  • For clarity?
  • For freedom?
Seek forgiveness and restoration 
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal where to grow in
  • Ask the Lord to cleanse and purify your heart daily

Put your flesh to death 

Refuse to obey your worldly nature 
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to guard your walk against complacency and mediocrity 
  • Develop utter dependance on Him with complete submission and humility 

GALATIANS 5:16-17: I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Designate time with Him

Fasting isn’t about starving or having a strict diet 
  • With what you are fasting, feed your soul with His word. 
  • Consecrate yourself (create divine time with Him and only Him)
  • Pray without ceasing (continuously). Talk to Him continuously 
  • Make Him your priority 

Setting aside a specific time of the day to abstain from eating any type of food constitutes a partial fast. For example, this might involve not eating from sunup to sundown, or skipping a certain meal of the day.

Drinking water only.

Inspired by Daniel in his time at King Nebuchadnezzar’s court, this fast involves removing certain elements from your meals such as meat, sweets, and bread and focusing more on eating fruits and vegetables and drinking water and juice.

“I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth” Daniel 10:3

A non-food fast is choosing to abstain from certain technologies for a specific period of time such as TV/SOCIAL MEDIA. 

Suggested for those with medical restrictions or pregnancy.

Water, juices, and shakes.