21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

At specific moments each year we intentionally set our focus on God and meditate on His promises.

Pray First is a 21-day period of fasting and prayer designed to prioritize our relationship with God and focus on his truths. As a community we unify and set aside time to pray, fast and wait on God to recalibrate our thoughts and restore our hope.

Daily Prayer Topics

Week 1

Week 2

Justice & Racial Reconciliation (Micah 6:8Ephesians 2:142 Corinthians 5:18-20)

Economy & Provision (Luke 6:382 Corinthians 9:8)

Healthcare Workers & First Responders (Psalms 91:9-11Phil. 4:13Proverbs 3:5)

The Brokenhearted & Lonely (Psalms 34:18Psalm 68:5-6Isaiah 41:10)

Week 3

August 24 – Mental & Emotional Health (Romans 12:2Isaiah 26:31 Peter 5:7)

Hope & Endurance (Hebrews 10:36Romans, 15:5)

OSC Kids & OSC Yth (Matthew 5:16Proverbs 3:1-2)

Those Grieving (Psalm 18:2Psalm 37:39)

Dream Team & Life Groups (Romans 12:11Matthew 20:26Hebrews 10:24-25)

Schedule

Everyday

7pm Facebook Live Prayer

Monday

7pm Live Prayer & Worship (Facebook & Youtube)

Aug 12th

7pm Prayer for Schools, Teachers, Staff & Students (Jennings Campus only)

Aug 19th

7pm Prayer for Healthcare Workers (Jennings American Legion Hospital Parking Lot)

Why Pray?

The power of prayer deepens our dependence on Him and sharpens our faith. When we pray we choose to put everything in God’s hands knowing that His hand will show up in every aspect of our lives and in those around us.

The act of prayer is what creates our intimacy with God. We can practice the spiritual habit of prayer knowing that our requests go to a God who hears us and who invites us to be intimately involved in His plan. For this reason, we pray in confidence knowing that our prayers are powerful and can bring about change in any circumstance.

There are no levels to this. We all can enter prayer with a posture of trust, openness, and faith, believing that God can do far more than we could even ask or imagine. It’s not about our circumstance, it’s about our heart stance.

  • Prayer expresses trust in God
  • Prayer deepens fellowship to God
  • Prayer allows collaboration with God

Why Fast?

Fasting is the ancient practice of choosing to abstain from food for a certain period of time. It is a spiritual discipline, the purpose of which is training to become more like Jesus. The motivation of our fasting is to draw closer to the heart of God. Fasting is a Christian discipline to break the power of the flesh in our life – our desires, sins, and cravings – and to feed on the Holy Spirit.

“Fasting helps us to express, to deepen, and to confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves, to attain the Kingdom of God.” – Scot McKnight.

In summary, fasting is not just about getting from God but getting to God. While fasting is choosing to go without food, you can choose to abstain from certain things over the 21 day period. We recommend prayerfully considering which practice is best for you at this time.

Liquid Fast

Consuming only liquids for a specific period of time

Partial Fast

Abstaining from specific kinds of food. For example: Daniel Fast

TV/Social Media

Choosing to abstain from certain technologies for a specific period of time