CORPORATE FASTING & PRAYER GUIDE:
The New Hope Kauai ‘ohana will spend 21-days in fasting and prayer for the purpose of seeking God, drawing closer to Him and obtaining spiritual breakthroughs. In uniting together during this time of corporate fasting, we are expecting to experience greater favor, faith, and freedom both personally and corporately.
Length of Fast: 21-Days
Beginning: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Ending: Friday, January 22, 2021
If you have health concerns, consult your doctor prior to beginning a fast and explain what you plan to do. Remember to limit physical activities such as exercising and replace it with times of prayer and Bible study. Use wisdom, and pray for guidance. The food fast below is suggested, each person should pray and choose for themselves the fast that God is calling them to do.
Confess your sins to God. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal areas of weakness. Forgive all who have offended you and ask forgiveness from those you may have offended. Surrender your life fully to Jesus Christ and reject the worldly desires that try to hinder you. Below are scripture references to further assist in your preparation.
Ø Mark 11:25 Ø Luke 11:4,17:3-4
Fasting brings about miraculous results. Jesus is a great example of the benefits of fasting.
Some things to do during the fast include:
Spend time listening to praise and worship music.
Pray as often as you can throughout the day.
Spend time reading the word of God.
Get away from the normal distractions as much as possible.
Keep your heart and mind set on seeking God’s face.
Also, try to minimize the time spent watching television.
If you desire to watch television, look for shows and programs that will edify your spirit and strengthen your faith.
Let us pray together in unity as an ‘ohana for the following priorities and believe God for breakthroughs in these areas:
Pray for yourself & the New Hope Kauai ‘ohana to draw closer to God:
“Father, as we draw closer to you, draw closer to us. Pour out a spirit of prayer and supplication upon us and increase our spiritual hunger. May the fire of the Holy Ghost consume us and keep our hearts ignited for You.”
2. Pray for yourself & the New Hope Kauai ‘ohana to seek the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness:
“Lord, we seek after You first. We are in pursuit of Your glory. Our spirit is hungry for more of You; more of Your righteousness, holiness, and love. So Lord, we set our affections on You; not on earthly things, but on eternal things. Purify our hearts and anoint us to live a life pleasing to You.” (Matthew 6:33)
What To Expect
When you fast, your body detoxifies, eliminating toxins from your system.
Naturally, you will have hunger pains. This can cause mild discomfort including:
Headaches and irritability during withdrawal from caffeine and sugars
When using breath aids, we encourage sugar-free breath aids
because the sugar may increase discomfort
Limit your physical activities and exercise moderately
Take time to rest
Daniel Fast Food List
All fruits: These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned (in its own juice). Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon.
Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.
All whole grains: Including but not limited to brown rice, quinoa, oats, barley, whole wheat pasta.
All unsalted nuts and seeds: Including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame.
All legumes: These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.
All quality oils: Including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
Beverages: 100% Apple & Orange Juice and water.
Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, honey, herbs and spices.
Foods To Avoid
• All meat and animal products: Including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.
• All dairy products: Including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.
• All sweeteners: Including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, syrups, molasses, cane juice, and artificial sweeteners.
• All leavened bread: Including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast honey) and baked goods.
• All refined and processed food products including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.
• All fried foods including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.
• All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.
• Beverages including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES FOR FASTING:
Ø Matthew 6:16-18 Ø Matthew 9:14-15 Ø Luke 18: 9-14
Ø Isaiah 58 Ø Jeremiah 14:12 Ø 1 Corinthians 8:8
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES TO PRAYER AND READING OF THE WORD:
Ø 1 Samuel 1:6-8, 17-18 Ø Nehemiah 1:4 Ø Daniel 9:3,20
Ø Joel 2:12 Ø Luke 2:37 Ø Acts 10:30
Ø Acts 13:2 Ø 1 Corinthians 7:5
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES TO CORPORATE FASTING:
Ø 1 Samuel 7:5-6 Ø 2 Chronicles 20:34 Ø Ezra 8:21-23
Ø Nehemiah 9:1-3 Ø Joel 2:15-16 Ø Jonah 3:5-10
Ø Acts 27:33-37
How To End Your Fast
HOW TO END
Don’t overeat when the time comes to end your fast. Begin eating meats and sweets gradually. Also, eat small portions of snacks.
PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THIS FAST
This fast is not compulsory and is on a volunteer basis. Choice of what to fast (food, TV, social media, etc.) is also up to each individual. Before beginning any fast consult with your doctor to determine if you are healthy enough to participate in an extended fast. New Hope Kauai, and any of its related entities, are not responsible for any health related conditions prior to and after this fasting period. Please pray about participating and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you to a decision.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1 NKJV
May God greatly bless you as you fast!