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Join us starting January 5th as we begin 21 Days of Prayer+Fasting.
We link up with Church of The Highlands on Monday through
Friday at 7am for corporate prayer. If you are unable to make it to the building those days, we will also be streaming it. 

Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly.
Summon the elders and all who live in
the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.
- Joel 1:14

While they were praying, the place where they were meeting trembled and shook.
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak God’s Word with fearless confidence.

Prayer Points
1 Timothy 2:1-4 NLT

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

General
All people, both saved, unsaved, and those in authority
Protection for military troops
Plan of God for America & its territories (Revival & Awakening)
Peace for Jerusalem
Budget of IC & those sowing into IC met with favor & overflow
Our new Impact Center & Facilities
Vision & assignment of IC fulfilled in its entirety
George Davis Ministries partners
Impact College & Impact Christian Academy 

Impact Weekend Services

Spiritual Leadership
Bishop Davis, Pastor April, Keragan, Kaden, & Kasden Davis
IC Ministerial & Support Staff
Impact 7 & Beyond Campuses & Network of churches
Church of the Highlands, Pastor Chris, Tammy Hodges & Family; ARC Network of Churches
Bishop Keith Butler, Pastor Deborah, & Family; WOFICC Network of Churches

Governmental Leadership (National/Local/State)
President Trump & family; Vice President Pence & family
Presidential cabinet, advisors, & support staff
Congress (House of Representatives & Senate)
Mayor Lenny Curry, family, & mayoral staff (Jacksonville)
Mayor Buddy Dyer, family, & mayoral staff (Orlando)

Special Request
Healing, spirit of unity, peace & love in our nation among all cultures
Declare in this season, God will finish what He started in the lives of His people.
All those affected by national disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes, fires)
All those affected by mass shootings
U.S. Foreign Affairs especially with China & North Korea

Bishop Davis & Pastor April, Keragan, Kasden, & Kaden Davis
All personal needs are met in overflow
Clarity of vision, purpose, and direction for the plan of God in their personal lives and for IC
Walk in divine health and healing
Increase in wisdom, revelation, grace, anointing, strength, & favor
Continued open doors of prosperity in every area of life 
Continued strength spiritually, emotionally, psychologically, financially, & in every way

Keragan
Continued victory and no rejection of bone marrow transplanted
Protected from any & all infections or viruses towards her body
Divine health and healing concerning every organ in her body
Wisdom for all doctors and medical personnel monitoring her care and treatment

Scriptures to Stand On
1 John 5:14-15 NKJV
 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will,
He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask,
we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV
 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray
and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known to God;  and the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Mark 11:23-25 NKJV
 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you,
whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and
does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done,
he will have whatever he says.  Therefore I say to you, whatever things you
ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone,
forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.

Ephesians 6:18 NKJV
 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful
to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

Psalms 34:15 NKJV
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.

James 5:16 NKJV
 Confess your trespasses[a] to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

Impact Church – Corporate Fast Guidelines
21 Days of Prayer


II Chronicles 7:14 – “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”TIPS FOR AN EFFECTIVE TIME OF FASTING:

1. How to Begin:
Start with a clear goal. Be specific. Why are you fasting? Do you need direction, healing, restoration of marriage or family issues? Are you facing financial difficulties? Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Pray daily and read the Bible.

2. Prepare Spiritually:   Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal areas of weakness.  Abandon your own way in favor of choosing God’s way, wherever needed (repentance). Forgive all who have offended you and ask forgiveness from those you may have offended (Mark 11:25; Luke 11:4; 17:3-4). Surrender your life fully to Jesus Christ and reject the worldly desires that try to hinder you (Romans 12:1-2). 

3. Familiarize Yourself with the Corporate Guidelines: Take the time to understand the corporate guidelines and determine how your normal routines may be impacted by your commitment to fast.  Plan ahead to ensure that you are not violating the guidelines unknowingly. 

4. Understand that Fasting is for YOUR Benefit, So Do it with GRACE: “Cheating” on a fast only hinders your spiritual progress and potentially limits your expected results.  So, be honest with yourself and commit to as much of the fasting guidelines as you are able to handle.  Fasting is

PERSONAL.  Don’t allow others to put you into bondage and also refrain from judging the commitment of those around you by your spiritual standard.  If you have a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) that falls during the time of the fast, it is acceptable to adjust your eating for that day and resume your fasting commitment afterwards, if you so choose.  Also, the purpose of fasting is to discipline your flesh, not to leave you miserable or ill.  Therefore, please feel free to altar the guidelines according to your tolerance and add a healthy snack if necessary at any point to take the edge off. 

5. What to Expect:
When you fast, your body detoxifies, eliminating toxins from your system. This can cause mild discomfort such as headaches and irritability during withdrawal from caffeine and sugars. And naturally, you will have hunger pains. Limit your activity and exercise moderately. Take time to rest. 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. 

6. How to End:
Don’t overeat when the time comes to end your fast. Begin eating solid food gradually; eat small portions or snacks. 

7. Believe: Believe that God will do a miraculous work in you that will translate into miraculous results around you.  Extend your faith to trust God that He will manifest shalom – nothing missing…nothing broken – for you, because of your commitment to discipline your flesh and sanctify the Lord in your heart.


 

Fasting
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

 Types of Fasts


Complete Fast
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.

Selective Fast
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.

Partial Fast
This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.

Soul Fast
This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you 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 and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.

Timing of a Fast
At Impact, we encourage fasting for 21 days each year in the month of January. This is part of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, a season of focused prayer as a church family. You may also choose to fast at other times during the year for your own spiritual development.

It’s very typical to fast a single meal, a whole day, or three days or more. The timing of your fast is not as important as the strength of your focus on God as you fast.

Scripture References
Matthew 6:16-18
Matthew 9:14-15
Luke 18:9-14
Acts 27:33-37
Nehemiah 9:1-3

 IC Prayer Journal.pdf

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