Join us Aug 7th - 27th for 21 Days of Prayer

While they were praying, the place where they were meeting trembled and shook. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak God’s Word with fearless confidence.




Prayer Video: Part 1 - Teach Us To Pray

Prayer Video: Part 2 - Lessons from Jabez


The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.


24 Hour Fast

From sunset to sunset. Abstain from solids.

Partial Fast

Abstain from pleasant foods. Partake only of clear soups, fruit juices, cereals or grains, OR give up one meal a day for prayer. (see Daniel 1:8-16; 10:2-3.)

Three Day Fast

Total Abstinence from food for three days. (See example in Esther 4:16)

Extended Fast

This fast has two methods; both require preparation. Before an extended fast, it is recommended you omit caffeine and rich foods from your diet.  
  • Total Fast: Excludes all food but does not exclude water. Fast should be broken slowly. Only diluted juices for a day or two. Next gradually proceed to fruits, vegetables and grains, adding meat last.
  • Non-total fast: No food intake; only diluted fruit juices, water and hot herbal teas are taken

Timing of a Fast

At Hope City, we encourage fasting for 21 days each year in the month of January. This is part of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, a season of focused prayer as a church family. You may also choose to fast at other times during the year for your own spiritual development. It’s very typical to fast a single meal, a whole day, or three days or more. The timing of your fast is not as important as the strength of your focus on God as you fast.

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