21 Days of Prayer 2021

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

Return to Me

“Yet even now,” declares the Lord , “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.”

Joel 2:12-13

At the beginning of every year we intentionally set our focus on God and meditate on His promises.

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting is a time where we intentionally seek God every day in prayer as we believe for Him to move in powerful ways. If you want to learn more about strengthening your personal prayer life, use these resources to help.

Daily Prayer Focus & Devos

Sign up for daily prayer devo texts from OSC! Text “Pray1st” to 94000

We want to make it easy for you to get started and build a habit of spending time with God by prayer & reading His word every day with these text devotionals.

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Week 1

Return to our focus on Jesus

Week 2

Return to God's work in me

Freedom from Bondage – Galatians 5:1

Healing from Disease – Isaiah 53:5

Vision for My Life – Habakkuk 2:2-3

Blessing over Trouble – Philippians 4:19

Victory over the Enemy – 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Miracles for the Impossible – Matthew 19:26

Church Service 

Week 3

Return to our mission together

Revival in Our Nation – 2 Chronicles 7:14

Building of Our Church – Matthew 16:18

Fighting for Our Families – Nehemiah 4:14

Reaching Our Sphere of Influence – Acts 1:8

Salvation for Our Generation – 2 Peter 3:9

Final Service

Submit A Prayer Request

Let us know how we can agree with you in prayer during this season.

Daily Prayer Schedule

Jennings

Monday – Saturday: Daily Prayer Devos at 7am via text, website, Social Media & Youtube

January 11th: 6pm – Night of Prayer (OSC Jennings Campus) 

January 18th: 6pm – Night of Prayer (OSC Jennings Campus)

January 25th: 6pm – Night of Prayer (OSC Jennings Campus)

Eunice

Monday – Saturday: Daily Prayer Devos at 7am via text, website, Social Media & Youtube

January 17th: 5pm – Night of Prayer (OSC Eunice Campus)

January 24th: 5pm – Night of Prayer (OSC Eunice Campus)

January 31st: 5pm – Night of Prayer (OSC Eunice Campus)

Crowley

Monday – Saturday: Daily Prayer Devos at 7am via text, website, Social Media & Youtube

January 10th: 5pm – Night of Prayer (416 S Ave F. Crowley, LA) 

January 17th: 5pm – Night of Prayer (416 S Ave F. Crowley, LA)

January 24th: 5pm – Night of Prayer (416 S Ave F. Crowley, LA)

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.

Complete Fast

In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.

Selective Fast

This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.

Partial Fast

This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.

Soul Fast

This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.

Planning Your Fast?

Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” (Joshua 3:5)

Pray — Spend time reading the Bible before the fast. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance in your prayers. Write down your faith goals and specific prayer requests for your family, friends, church, and nation.

Commit — Pray about the kind of fast you will undertake and commit to it ahead of time. Record your plan on page 5. Ask God for grace to help you follow through with your decisions.

Act — Start eating smaller portions a few days before the fast. Avoid food high in sugar and fat. Plan to limit physical and social activities for the week of the fast. Ask someone to be your prayer partner throughout the fast and have that person sign page 7.