January 29 – Feb. 4, 2018
From the beginning, we have sought to prioritize prayer. Our mantra has been, everything birthed in prayer, bathed in prayer and advanced through prayer. We begin the New Year, as a church, through our Week of Prayer – seven days of fasting and prayer. Together, as we faithfully seek God, we trust in His power alone to create lasting impact in our lives, our church and our world.
During these times, we seek to encounter God’s presence through worship and prayer. We desire to hear His voice and pray personally and corporately for our lives, our city, our church and our world. We will be gathering on Friday Feb. 2, 2018 at our Oasis Prayer Room in the basement of First Church (11 Garden Street; Cambridge, MA – follow signs to basement)
The Week of Prayer Is For You!
If you sense that God has more for your life, the Week of Prayer is a great place to start believing Him for all that He has for you. At the prayer services, you will put seeking God first into practice, and when you do this, He will start working on your behalf like never before. You will see a difference in your relationships, your work, your family and every area of your life. It is then that you will best be able to spread His love to others.
We would love for you to join us in January as we gather to pray for the needs of our city, nation, families, and homes.
The goal of fasting is to draw near to God. During this time we eliminate 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 of 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 own body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
Scriptures On Fasting
- Matthew 6:16-18
- Matthew 9:14-15
- Luke 18:9-14
- Acts 27:33-37
- Nehemiah 9:1-3
- Pastor Kent’s Message on Why We Fast
- Church of the Highlands website
- Personal Guide to Fasting and Prayer by Campus Crusade
- Releasing God’s Power Through Fasting by Bill Bright
Types of Fasting