Leading into Devoted Conference, we are asking friends and the women of Wave Church to pray and fast for all that God wants to do throughout Devoted Conference.
Please choose one day where you will commit to praying and fasting on that day every week leading into Devoted. Below you will find information on what fasting is, what types of fasts you can choose from, as well as some key things to pray about.
Thank you for joining us as we believe for God to move like never before at Devoted Conference!
Join us for our Devoted Prayer Nights in February:
- Thursday, February 7th at 7PM – Prayer Night
- Tuesday, February 12th at 7PM – Prayer & Volunteer Rally (Come at 6:30PM for pizza before the rally! Childcare is provided.)
- Thursday, February 21st at 7PM – Prayer Night
Here are some things to keep in mind throughout the course of our fast:
What is a fast?
Fasting never manipulates God. It is so important that when we go into a fast we don’t go into it thinking we can earn God’s blessings, God’s favor or God’s miracles in our lives. We can never earn the blessings and favor of God – that comes from the grace of God and the blood of Jesus that releases the blessings.
Fasting gets you ready for God’s answer. Fasting prepares your heart to say, “not my will but yours be done”.
Fasting moves you into a position of humility – to serve and love God. When we biblically fast we increase our receptivity to His voice and His word.
What does this look like for me?
Although a true Biblical fast is going without food, the principle of abstaining from something in order to pray and seek God is an honorable practice. We encourage you to find a plan that works for you. Whatever you choose to do, make sure to consult a medical professional before making any drastic dietary changes.
It is essential that you spend time every day on your own in prayer. Fasting without prayer is just a diet.
TYPES OF FASTS:
- Full Fast
Drink only liquids
- The Daniel Fast
Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables.
- Partial Fast
A partial fast is from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm or from sun up to sundown.
You can select from three types of fasting —a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.
Here are a few tips that may help during our corporate fast:
– Make a list of the items you’re praying about throughout the fast.
– Establish a specific time and place that you will spend in prayer, worship or study with the Lord each day.
– Make a list of the foods and beverages you want to abstain from.
– Make a list of the go-to foods and beverages you will allow yourself to have.
What should I pray about?
We want to encourage you to target your prayers during the fast. Let’s all be believing for people in our worlds to find Christ, personal breakthroughs and blessing on our families. A specific area we will be focusing on together is our Devoted Conference. We encourage you to:
- Pray for personal breakthrough and blessing
- In your business, your marriage, your family, your health, etc.
- Pray for the salvation of those in your world who don’t yet know Jesus.
- Pray for the ladies coming from all around the world to be equipped and empowered over Devoted.
- Pray for the church pastors and leaders coming to Devoted who need a fresh touch from Heaven.
- Pray for the breakthrough you are believing for in your lives throughout Devoted.
- Pray for our pastors, leaders and guest speakers as they prepare to pour into so many lives over Devoted.
Pray in the Spirit, pray in the morning, pray at night, thank God for what He has done and who He is, pray when you’re hungry, pray that God’s Kingdom would be established on the earth. Pray, pray pray!
Carving out a specific time to spend with God and having a physical list in front of you to pray over will motivate you to keep going when it seems impossible! Answers may not appear right away—ultimately your fast is about building a deeper relationship with Christ. As God changes your heart, you’ll be amazed at how situations around you begin to change, too!
Scripture References for Fasting:
Matthew 6:16-18; Matthew 9:14-15; Luke 18:9-14
Relation to Prayer and Reading of the Word:
1 Samuel 1:6-8; 17-18; Nehemiah 1:4; Daniel 9:3, 20; Joel 2:12; Luke 2:37; Acts 10:30; Acts 13:2
1 Samuel 7:5-6; Ezra 8:21-23; Nehemiah 9:1-3; Joel 2:15-16; Jonah 3:5-10; Acts 27:33-37