Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
During our 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting, Pastors Jason & Veronica will focus on a specific principle for each week. As we posture ourselves for this year, let's puts these principles into practice to find our rhythm.
The Lord's Prayer
How to Pray
Jesus Models the Lord’s Prayer for Us
The Lord’s Prayer is often recited in churches or at religious events, but there’s so much more to this prayer. Jesus provided this model as an outline to teach us how to pray in a way that connects us to God and empowers us to accomplish great things through Him. This model takes us through each part of The Lord’s Prayer, showing us how to pray the way Jesus instructed.
Fasting is voluntarily going without food — or any other regularly enjoyed, good gift from God — for the sake of some spiritual purpose. It is markedly counter-cultural in our consumerist society. You can fast a meal, all meals, social media, TV, caffeine, or any other thing that God puts on your heart to surrender.
Reading the Bible
How to Read
Set aside some time to focus on God’s word. In order to hear from God, we must make room for Him to speak. Lean in and learn from God’s word this year and let Him speak.
RHYTHM for 21 Days
The important part of fasting is not to go without, but to surrender something to God. This act of surrender with the addition of intentional time spent in prayer and His word, tunes our spiritual ears toward heaven and increases the volume of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Without establishing a healthy rhythm of devotion and prayer, you’re just going without food and missing the true purpose of a spiritual fast.