14 Days of Prayer & Fasting
January 15th - 28th
The goal of fasting is to draw near to God.
Fasting is a spiritual discipline that helps eliminate distractions in our lives so we can seek God and hear Him more clearly.
Fasting occurred for various reasons throughout the bible, such as during a time of mourning (1 Samuel 31:11-13), when facing great opposition (2 Chronicles 20:1-4), during a time of deep intercession (2 Samuel 12), or even before launching a ministry (Matthew 4:1-4).
Types of Fasts
Make God your focus – Join with us as we seek God through prayer and fasting over the next 14 days for our lives and for our church family. We believe God is going to do something amazing in us and through us as a church.
ScriptureProverbs 8:17, Jeremiah 33:3 (MSG)
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.’
Fast with us – it helps you hear God more clearly – Pray for ONE* Church to step out in faith and fast and pray as we seek God for our lives and for our church. Pray about which type of fast God is leading you to do (located on our website), and if God would have you fast a digital device, too, in order to hear him more clearly.
While they were 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.
We are ONE* Church with multiple locations – Pray for God’s outpouring of increased souls, wisdom, favor, spiritual gifts and blessings upon ONE* Church and all of our campuses, and pray for our pastors to walk in great faith, courage and clarity regarding God’s plan for the future of ONE*.
ScriptureEphesians 4:4-6 & Hebrews 13:7
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
ONE* College for Christ – Pray for our students to flourish in their spiritual lives and in every way and for God’s blessings on our college.
And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
Helping more kids find Jesus through ONE* Kids – Pray for God’s guidance in raising up the next generation for Jesus and for more teachers and leaders to help deposit God’s truths into their hearts
ScripturePsalm 78:4, 7
We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders. (V7) So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.
Expanding ONE* YTH – Pray for increased revelation and insight to reach more students for Jesus and for divine favor so doors will open for us to connect with students and teachers/leaders in our local schools.
So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
Growing ONE* Groups – Pray for more people to connect into more groups so more lives will be changed by the power of God through the power of relationships than ever before.
And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity—all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
Taking God behind bars – Pray for God’s divine doors to open for ONE* to take the Gospel into prisons and jails THIS YEAR and bring freedom through Jesus Christ to those incarcerated behind bars.
Scripture2 Corinthians 3:17
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
Reaching young adults for Christ - Pray for us to reach more young adults and connect them into groups to experience life change and community. God loves young adults, and so do we. He uses them to bring glory to his name. They are an integral part of ONE* Church and are leaders for Jesus Christ to impact this generation and beyond.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.
Financial Increase and Blessings – Pray for God's people to begin taking steps of faith with their generosity and continue to move forward in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray for all of our ONE* Family to begin financially supporting ONE* Church and consistently honoring the Lord with their giving. God will bless their families and their businesses with MORE—more wisdom, more insight, more favor, more influence, and more blessings because of their generosity.
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”
Miracles – Pray for divine miracles to occur this year! This is a year for miracles – let’s believe God to do the miraculous things that only He can do in our lives, in our families, and in our church this year.
ScripturePsalms 77:14 (NIV), Mark 16:17-18 (NLT)
You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. “These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
Pray for our ONE* Team – It takes hundreds of people across our campuses to help people find and follow Jesus Christ every week at ONE*. We are so thankful for every team member, and we pray for God’s abundant blessings upon this amazing team of people. Also, pray for our people who are not yet serving on a team to become an active participant in serving others like Jesus.
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Heal and strengthen the Marriages & Families of ONE* – Pray for the Holy Spirit to strengthen and heal all of the married couples and families of ONE* Church, and help them flourish in their relationship with God and with each other this year.
We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
A Great Harvest this year – Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. Pray for God to use ONE* to reach more lost people for Jesus than ever before. Our recent words from God about ONE* Church: We are a House of Worship, and a House of Prayer, a House of Salvation, Restoration, and Care. So, let’s invite, invite, invite more people to church to meet Jesus this year!
ScriptureLuke 19:10, John 4:34-35
For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost. Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work. You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest.”
The timing of your fast is not as important as the strength of your focus on God as you fast.
We invite you to join us as a church family for these 14 days as we seek the Lord through prayer and fasting for specific areas of our lives and our church. We believe amazing things are going to happen!