Sent Church

Prayer & Fasting at Sent Church

Fall 2020


While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.” – Acts 13:2-3

 

Sent Church has a vision: Launch a Disciple Making Movement within Sent Church that leads to the planting of at least 15 multiethnic congregations by 2035.
 
We believe that this vision must be rooted in regular rhythms of prayer and fasting as we ask God to do two things: 1) Reveal to us how to best serve our neighbors, and 2) Show us who God wants us to invite into community to be discipled.
 

Kaleidoscope – Weekly Prayer Gathering

At Sent Church, we gather for prayer online every Wednesday at 7 PM via Zoom. This prayer gathering is called Kaleidoscope. During this gathering, we pray for church ministries, our community, our nation, and our world. Be sure to check our website at www.sentchurch.cc for the latest Zoom link for Kaleidoscope. We believe that everything we do should be rooted in prayer. 
 

First Day/Last Day Fasting

At Sent Church, we fast together on the First and Last days of each month. Fasting is one of the Holy Spirit’s tools for helping us to experience God’s transforming grace in our lives. This spiritual practice is a gift from God meant to grow us and draw us into a deepening relationship with God. In preparation for this special time with God each month, we encourage you to examine your heart through prayer and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any areas of sin. As you enter this time of heightened spiritual devotion, be aware that Satan will do everything he can to pull you away from your prayer and Bible reading time. When you feel the enemy trying to discourage you, immediately go to God in prayer and ask God to strengthen your resolve in the face of difficulties and temptations.

Recommended Types of Fasts:

Regular Fast -Traditionally, a regular fast means refraining from eating all food. Most people still drink water or juice during a regular fast. Use your meal times as a focused time for prayer and serving others.

Partial Fast -This type of fast generally refers to omitting a specific meal from your diet or refraining from certain types of foods.

Daniel Fast – Eat no meat, no sweets, and no bread. Drink water and juice, and eat fruits and vegetables.

Media Fast – Abstain from all social media, TV, Internet, and screen time (except for work and homework).

 

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