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.

Join us every Monday – Friday during our 21 Days of prayer for a morning devotion. Let’s get in alignment and put first things first. Let’s make God our #1 priority in this season.

Weekly Rhythm

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.

Part 1: Rhythm of Prayer & Fasting

 

First 15
Spend at least the first 15 minutes of your day in devotion to God. 5 minutes of Bible reading, 5 minutes of worship, and 5 minutes of prayer. You can join us for morning prayer during our 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting from 6 – 7 am from Monday -Friday.

 

21 Day Fast
This could be a fast from food, television, social media, sweets, etc. Have a focus as to why you’re going without something for 21 days. It could be for closer intimacy for God, for God to move in a specific area of your life, for the salvation of someone, etc. You can join us for morning prayer and devotion online during our 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting from 7 – 7:30 am / Monday-Friday.

 

Part 2: Rhythm of Silence & Solitude

 

10 Minutes of Silence & Solitude
Living a life unhurried is an experience we all long for. Yet it can be hard to find a way to start. This week, simply find ten minutes a day by to be yourself. Shut off your phone, turn off the television, and spend ten minutes alone with God. Put aside the voices that urge you to be busy. Don’t try and produce anything, don’t try and figure anything out. Just sit and listen.

 

A Morning of Silence & Solitude 
Set aside some time early before your day begins for a time to sit in silence & solitude. Use this time to focus on the presence of God. Slowly reflect upon what God has been teaching you through your shared experiences, listen for God’s guidance, and enjoy a deeper intimacy with God.

 

Part 3: Rhythm of Bible Study

 

A Verse a Day
Did you know that through the Bible app, you can get daily push notifications that include a daily verse for your reflection? If you haven’t done so already, create an account and subscribe for the daily verse to hit your phone at a time of your choosing and spend time each day reading the verse of the day.

 

Move from Reading to Studying
Over the next week, find 30 minutes a day, or two hours a week, to dig deeper. Try using the SOAP Method:
·      Scripture: Write the verse in your journal. If it’s a larger section, reread over it several times, and write out the verses that stand out to you the most.
·      Observation: Write down observations about the Scripture. Research the cross references in your study Bible.
·      Application: How can you apply what you observed in your life?
·      Prayer: Write out a prayer to God based on what you just learned and ask Him to give you opportunities to live out this truth.
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 Guidlines

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
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.

21 Days of Prayer