Destiny Vision Christian Center
10 Days of
Fasting, Prayer & Communion
January 22nd - 31st
What is a Fast?
Biblical fasting is a spiritual discipline that requires a Christian to (voluntarily) go without eating food for varying lengths of time. This spiritual discipline should not be taken lightly.
Fasting is a personal decision that should be made at the discretion of the individual. If you have health concerns, or are under the care of a physician we encourage you to consult with your medical professional prior to committing to fast. (Eccl 4:4-6).
One meal per day.
Avoid- Sugar, Processed Foods, Bread, Sweets, Fried Foods, Sodas, Sweet Tea
Fasting Scriptures for Daily Reading:
Corporate Prayer: 7:00pm-8:00pm Nightly at DVCC 500 Dykes Rd. Eight Mile, AL. 36613
1. FAMILY, FAITH, FINANCES, EVANGELISM
Prayer: Father in the name of Jesus, Bless our time of coming together and dedication in fasting and prayer. Our prayer is that your glory is manifested, and we will be under angel protection this entire year.
Before You Fast: Seek God with prayer and supplication concerning purpose of your fast. Obtain your spouse’s agreement (1 Cor 7:3-6). Explain fasting to your family so they can understand and support your commitment. Plan ahead to ensure you have the necessary foods or beverages conveniently available. Preparation for your family should be discussed and planned in advance. Prepare your heart and mind toward the spiritual things of God.
How to Begin Your Fast:
1. Your fast should begin when you’re awake in the morning. Your last meal should be normal/light in consumption and at your normal dinner time.
2. Drink at least 1/3 of your body weight in water upon awaking in the morning. Continue to drink increments of water throughout the day until you exceed one half of your body weight.
3. Read the Word of God at the start of each day. Give yourself to Worship and Praise before the Lord. Saturate yourself with the things and ways of God throughout each day.
During Your Fast
1. Diligently seek God all throughout the day (STAY FOCUSED)
a. Read the Word
b. Pray the Word
c. Listen to the Word
d. Speak the Word
2. Avoid foolishness
a. Gossip; unhealthy conversations
b. Negative thoughts
c. Pessimistic emotions
3. Abstain from sexual intimacy (1 Cor 7:3-6) (if both husband and wife consent)
4. Minimize your normal daily (non-spiritual) activities
a. Watching favorite TV shows
b. Listening to non-spiritual music
c. Playing video games
d. Social media
5. Exercise with caution
a. Absolute/Complete or Partial/Normal Fasters should not do ANY strenuous
exercise especially weight/strength training
b. Extreme cardio should be avoided
c. Normal paced to brisk walking is discretionary per the individual
d. Do NOT exercise alone during fasting
How Your Body Might Respond: Headaches; Fatigue; Nausea; Light headedness; Weakness/Exhaustion; Sluggish; Insomnia; Hunger Pains; Film or thick coating on your tongue; Irritability.
How Fasting Effects Your Body: Fasting detoxifies your body so that your organs begin to function effectively; Fasting cleanses your body and your soul; Fasting promotes healing; Fasting relieves nervousness & tension; Fasting gives your digestive system a rest; Fasting lowers blood pressure and cholesterol; Fasting prevents sickness; from common colds and flu to heart disease; Fasting regenerates the body, mind, and spirit (promotes focus and clarity of thought); Fasting relieves stress-related exhaustion; Fasting relieves irregular menstrual cycles and hot flashes
How to Break Your Fast
1. End your fast at sundown on the final day with prayer and worship
2. Junk food or fast food is not recommended
3.Gradually increase your caloric intake with healthy foods