21 Days of Prayer & Fasting Guidelines
You may complete this fast annually with Harvest Family Church or anytime during the year when you need to be spiritually refreshed.
WEEK 1 | NO MEAT, NO VEGETARIAN MEAT SUBSTITUTES, and NO SWEETS
This includes anything that swims, flies, walks or crawls. No veggie substitutes such as tofu, veggie burgers, veggie sausages, or veggie grillers, with the addition of no sugar. No cakes, candies, sweetened cereal, sugar for coffee, teas or other drinks, or sweet snacks. You can drink 100% fruit juices. Make sure you read the labels to ensure that the drink is 100% fruit juice with no sugar added. Anyone can participate in this level of fasting including diabetics, women who are pregnant or nursing, small children, and the elderly.
WEEK 2 | NO MEATS, NO VEGETARIAN MEAT SUBSTITUTES, NO SWEETS, and NO JUNK FOOD
This includes everything from week 1 along with no junk food: nachos, chips, pretzels, french fries, pizza, popcorn, coffee and the like. Anyone can participate in this level of fasting including diabetics, women who are pregnant or nursing, small children, and the elderly.
WEEK 3 & WEEK 4 | NO MEATS, NO VEGETARIAN MEAT SUBSTITUTES, NO SWEETS, NO JUNK FOOD, AND ONE MEAL A DAY
This includes everything from weeks 1-2 along with one meal a day. Most people pick a meal that they can eat with the whole family such as dinner but remember only ONE MEAL. If you wake up and put a piece of fruit in your mouth, keep on eating! That's your one meal for the day! This level of fasting is not recommended for those on medication, small children, women who are pregnant or nursing, diabetics, or the elderly.
Additional Fasting Guidelines:
During the fast abstain from social and emotional distractions.
1. Limit Social Media time. Thirty (30) minutes a day is a good time limit to give yourself.
2. Speak words of life by saying kind words to everyone. Do not use negative words or profanity.
As we now are choosing to abstain from certain distractions, we should begin to either include or increase the things we deem positive and necessary.
1. Select a Bible reading plan. You can pick one from Bible Gateway or just read a chapter each day in Psalms or Proverbs.
2. Be kind and polite to others.
3. Pray daily in private in your own language and in the Spirit.
4. Meditate for 5 minutes each day. This is best done by picking a verse that inspired you in your daily Bible reading and meditating on that one verse.
DECLARATIONS YOU MAY USE DURING YOUR TIME OF FASTING
"You'll pray to him and he'll listen; he'll help you do what you've promised. You'll decide what you want and it will happen; your life will be bathed in light." Job 22:27-28 (MSG)
I declare and decree that every satanic assignment against my life and family is and shall BE UTTERLY CRUSHED.
I declare and decree that the voice of witchcraft over my life and household is and will be SILENCED AND NULLIFIED
I declare and decree that every move the enemy makes against me is and will be REVERSED WITH POWERFUL BREAKTHROUGHS
I declare and decree that I will not enter into a vehicle or building of destruction.
I declare and decree that I will stand on the promises of God, putting ALL fear under my feet.
I declare and decree that every power that does not bring joy and happiness in my life and my household is and shall be SCATTERED.
I declare and decree that any pattern of darkness that has enveloped me and my household is and shall be UTTERLY BROKEN.
I declare and decree that the OIL OF GLADNESS the Lord has assigned to my head shall not RUN DRY.
I declare and decree that my mouth will speak the LIVING WORDS of God and that AWESOME MIRACLES SHALL MANIFEST.
I declare and decree by the power of God that MANY DOORS OF OPPORTUNITIES ARE AND WILL BE OPENED.
I declare and decree that THERE IS NO LACK in my life or household because ALMIGHTY GOD, THE GREAT EL- SHADDAI, the God of abundance is the source of my TOTAL SUPPLY.
I declare and decree that I am and shall be used by my God to do EXTRAORDINARY EXPLOITS this year.
I declare and decree that I am ready to fulfill God's purpose for my life.
I declare and decree because I serve an EXTRAORDINARY GOD I am an EXTRAORDINARY MAN/WOMAN.
I BELIEVE AND RECEIVE THESE DECLARATIONS AND DECREES RIGHT NOW IN JESUS' NAME!