7 Days Prayer And Fasting

It is that time of year when we set aside time to seek God’s face through prayer and fasting.

From Monday 4th September to Sunday 10th September, we shall have our movement-wide morning prayers at 5.00 am – 6.00 am (EAT) and also do a liquid fast during that same week.

Fasting is done to seek God’s face and to honour and praise Him. It is also done for personal sanctity, for revelation regarding a matter and to be set free.

As you seek God’s face, may He answer your prayers when you call. Ezra 8:23

7 FAQ’s About Liquid Fast

  • What is Fasting?

    Fasting is the voluntary abstaining from food and/or drink for the purpose of seeking a deeper spiritual experience with God.

  • Why Do People Fast?

    There are many reasons why people fast, Here are but a few:

    – To bring Gods power of intervention into difficult situations of our lives

    – To release the Spirit of God to revive us spiritually

    – To seek repentance on behalf of ourselves or others

  • So Does The Bible Really Encourage People To Fast?

    There are numerous Bible portions that exhort people to fast. Jesus, speaking in Matthew 6:17 starts by saying “When you fast…” making clear that the expectation was that Gods people ARE fasting. Moses (Exodus 34:28), Esther (Esther 4:16), Daniel (Daniel 9) and even Jesus (Matthew 4:2) and Paul (Acts 9:18-19) all took time to fast. Other useful references are Judges 20:26-28, Joel 2:12, Jonah 3:5-10, Acts 13:1-3, among many others.

  • Are there different types of fasts?

    Generally, there are different types of fasts.

    • PARTIAL FAST – When you opt to abstain from food for certain times/parts of the day
    • DAY FAST – When you skip meals all through the day and chose to have one meal a day each evening
    • LIQUID FAST – When you skip all meals of the day and opt to only partake of water and (non-citric) juices
  • OK, so Which Fast Is Mavuno Doing?

    As a community, we are calling on as many of us as can to consider engaging in the “Liquid Fast”, where we will abstain from all meals for a 7-day period, and only partake of water and non-citric juices.

    However, if for one reason or another you are unable to join us for the liquid fast (e.g. say for medical reasons or nursing mothers), we encourage that you adopt an alternative fast (like social media, etc)

  • So is Fasting Always Accompanied By Prayer?

    Fasting on its own, though beneficial physically, does very little spiritually. To unlock the full extent of Gods power in our lives, we need to be waiting on him in prayer. Choosing to fast and not prayer is akin to a hunger strike, where both the body and the spirit are starved.

  • Is There A Guide I Can Use For This?

    Yes. Mavuno has created a simple prayer plan that can guide you through the month of May. It details a number of prayer points for each day, as well as some portions of Bible Reading that can help enrich your spiritual experience. You can download the PRAYER GUIDE HERE, and/or find daily prayer points on our various social media handles.

    Once you have your guide, we advise that you position it in a prominent place where you can refer to it on a daily basis.

Videos

Here is a really useful video we encourage you to watch and share. It helps give some pertinent information and tips on how to go about fasting

How To Pray Effectively – practically breaks down the fasting process so you know what to expect each day

Here are some useful tips:

  • Ask a friend or your Life-Group to help keep you accountable to your times of prayer and fasting

  • Ensure you set aside ample time to be alone with God. Convert the times you would otherwise be eating to times devoted not to other activities, but to prayer

  • During the fast, expect to hear from God and long for and anticipate change. God will always meet you at your level of expectation

  • Avoid strenuous physically exercise or activity especially during a long fast

  • Break your fast gradually. Start by taking fluids and light meals until your body adjusts

Contact

Mavuno Church
P.O Box 27584-00506
Nairobi, Kenya
(+254) 720-051763
Info@mavunochurch.org

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