21 days of prayer

21 days of prayer and fasting 2023

On this website of Celebration Church you’ll find resources to help you go deeper in your relationship with Jesus in the coming 21 days. You don’t have to pray and fast by yourself, we’re doing this together as a church family.

  • Be in faith as you prayerfully and thoughtfully step into this season of fasting. Fasting is more than simply going without something. It is supplementing the absence of something that feeds your flesh with prayer in order to feed your spirit. Pray and ask the Lord how you, and your family, can enter the coming fasting time.

  • Preparing well comes with making a plan. Decide before the start what kind of fasting you are going to commit to. It’s better to make a plan for the whole fasting period instead of deciding on a day-to-day basis. Make sure you set up a plan that is doable to commit to for you and your family.

    Consult your physician or doctor if you need to, or if you have health concerns. If your health or personal condition does not allow you to fast food or meals, determine an alternative that will work best for you. Such circumstances may include pregnancy, a physically demanding profession, and medical conditions.

  • You don’t have to do this alone. Connect with church family during the week or at the two gatherings we have. Find out when the meetings are in our calendar.

Read the Bible with us.

Read in the Bible with us the coming 21 days. Download the YouVersion app and get back to this page. If you click on THIS LINK, the reading plan will open, you can accept the invite and we’ll start the reading plan on January 9th. After the 21 days you’ll get an invite to join us for a new reading plan so that we can keep up the great habit of reading our Bibles together.

Revival Nights.

During the 21 days of prayer and fasting we’re gathering three times on a Wednesday for a Revival Night. A night full of prayer, worship, communion and space to share your testimony. Down below we have collected the different events coming up!

Prayer gatherings in the homes.

During this season we’d like grow in prayer together as a church. To do this together we’re hosting prayer night in the homes. On THIS PAGE we have posted the homes and this way you can let the host know you are joining them by leaving your name and phone number. Please note that there is a maximum attendance per home, so sign up on time! Would you like to open up your home for a prayer night? Let us know via info@celebrationchurch.nl subject: ’21 days prayer night’.

Physical Gatherings Coming up

Ways to fast

  • If you’re wondering, “Where did the Daniel Fast originate?” That’s a great question. The Daniel Fast was first observed by the prophet Daniel in the Bible. On one occasion, Daniel was greatly concerned for his people and sought the Lord’s wisdom during a time of prayer and fasting.

    Daniel 10:2-3 says, “At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips.” The meaning of “choice food” is not clear; however, most commentaries conclude that he ate no bread or sweets. The Message translation sums up Daniel’s eating habits during that time: “I ate only plain and simple food.”

    The idea behind the Daniel Fast is not to duplicate Daniel’s menu but to imitate his spiritual hunger. Daniel’s passion for the Lord caused him to seek spiritual food rather than physical food, which should be the desire for anyone doing the Daniel Fast.

    What do I eat on the Daniel Fast?

    Foods You May Eat

    • Whole Grains: Brown Rice, Oats, Barley, Whole Grain Breads, Grits
    • Legumes: Dried Beans, Pinto Beans, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Eyed Peas, Soybeans
    • ALL Fruits: i.e. Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Oats, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon
    • ALL Vegetables: i.e. Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chili Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger Root, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini, Herbs, Spices, Olives (Olive Oil), veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.
    • Nuts & Seeds
    • Liquids: Spring Water, Distilled Water, 100% Natural Fruit Juices, 100% Natural Vegetable Juices, Protein Drinks, Decaffeinated Beverages in moderation
    • Sweeteners: Honey, Stevia & other Natural Sweeteners

    Foods To Avoid

    • Meat
    • All Dairy Products
    • White Rice
    • Fried Foods
    • Caffeine
    • Carbonated Beverages
    • Foods Containing Preservatives or Additives, Refined Sugar, or Sugar Substitutes
    • White Flour and All Products Using It
    • Margarine, Butter, Shortening, and High Fat Products
    • Desserts, Candy, etc.
  • A partial fast is usually from sun up to sun down—drinking juice and water and eating a light dinner at night.

  • Drink only liquids for a set period of days (please consult your physician before beginning a full fast.)

  • During the 21 days you can choose to fast from technology. This can mean fasting from using social media platforms, refrain from using Netflix or games.

  • You may not be able to fast for 21 days. Choose a 3-day or 7-day fast. This can be a Partial Fast, Full Fast, or Daniel Fast.

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