Helping people find their way back to God is our shared mission, the reason we exist as a community. As we lead up to our move into Park View Elementary School, we will enter into 3 distinct weeks of prayer and fasting. As a community, we will seek to join God on His mission to reach our neighbors.
- Seek God's miraculous power to perform miracles in our community that would open hearts toward Him.
- Ask God to soften hearts toward the Gospel and the church
- Pray for LaunchPoint people to have opportunities to build relationships, tell their Jesus story and invite people to to their house, to their LifeGroup and to any other LaunchPoint activities.
- Go to the new neighborhoods
Fasting is one of the oldest and most prevalent spiritual practices in the Bible. Great leaders in the Bible fasted routinely, including Moses, David, Jeremiah, Isaiah, John the Baptist, Jesus and the disciples.
Jesus expects that His followers will fast regularly. In Matthew 6:16, Jesus addresses fasting specifically when he tells the disciples, “When you fast…”.
Notice Jesus says “when” not “if”. Jesus assumes that we will fast. Though fasting is assumed, it is not required. We don’t have to fast, we get to fast. Like all intentional spiritual practices, fasting should not be legalistic – we are not earning approval from God through fasting.
GOAL OF FASTING
AGE APPROPRIATE RESOURCES
Below you will find an age-appropriate resource to teach your child about Prayer & Fasting. Each day, your child will take one slip from the “give up” cup to fast from. Then your child will take a slip from the “fill up” cup to complete. We hope and pray this resource will allow your child to give up something for God to get closer to Him.
We want to thank our partners at Community Christian Church in Chicago for supplying these guides.