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Church family Every year during January we spend 21 days in corporate prayer and fasting We are always overwhelmed with how God chooses to meet us in a very unique and special way during this time The Harvest Point 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer Devotional is designed to encourage and strengthen you as you devote this time to walk closer with our Lord This year leaders within our local Church have written the devotionals and prayers for each day We have also attached a Biblical Guide to Fasting and provided a few fasting options While corporate prayer is a normal part of our Sunday gatherings we hope that these 21 days of prayer and fasting will prove to be transformational in the lives of those who are seeking Him Lawrence Scott Lead Pastor

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Day 1 The Spiritual Hunger Within Day 2 Courage to Relinquish Control Day 3 Seeing Tomorrow Day 4 Intimacy with God Day 5 A Prayer for Our Leaders Day 6 A Prayer of Thanksgiving Day 7 Let Us Worship Our God Day 8 The Ultimate Beauty Day 9 Praying for Our Children Day 10 Choosing Christ Day 11 Committed to the Work of Unity Day 12 The God of Restoration Day 13 Effective Prayers Day 14 Confident Not Complacent Day 15 No Ordinary Purpose Day 16 God s Type of Man Day 17 Finding Purpose Day 18 Sowing and Reaping Day 19 The Fruit of the Spirit Day 20 The Blessing in Confessing Day 21 The Church s Impact on the World

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The How How can you join the 21 day experience 1 Make a personal commitment to fast and pray for the 21 days Fasting means we humbly deny something of the esh to glorify God enhance our spirit and strengthen our prayer life 2 Prepare for the fast by reading Psalm 51 1 Samuel 15 and Isaiah 58 The verses serve as evidence that God is not interested in devout sacri ces to Him rather in our obedience to do His Will in our lives He wants us to be more like him which requires us to forget our will and seek His 3 Pause for prayer at 7 00 am An effective way for our Church to be uni ed is if we pause for prayer together We will host a prayer call every morning for 21 days for all who would like to participate The call number is 563 999 1272 4 Get connected to Harvest Point s social media pages and participate in daily prayers online 6 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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Devotional Biblical Guide to Fasting Fasting The goal of fasting is to draw closer to God Spiritual fasting includes setting aside activities and or reducing your food intake and replacing these activities with the exercise of prayer and preoccupation with spiritual concerns This 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 What types of fast are there 1 A Normal Fast There is no food intake for a prescribed period of time though there may be an intake of liquids typically water with light juices as an option Water only fasts that last for more than several days need to be done with complete rest and under medical supervision because of the extreme danger of over toxi cation breakdown of vital body tissues and loss of electrolytes 2 A Partial Fast In this fast the diet is limited though some food is allowed One example of a partial fast is the Daniel Fast during which you remove meat sweets or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for uids and fruits and vegetables for food This fast is recommended for our 21 day fast 3 Absolute Fast There is total abstinence from food and liquids in all forms and is done for a short time 4 Soul Fast This fast is common for those who may not have a lot of experience fasting from food who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance For instance someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast 7

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What type of fast is Harvest Point doing For 21 days many will focus on a Partial Fast speci cally the Daniel Fast but you should choose what is most appropriate Again you may 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 Him as you fast For those who do not have much experience fasting food who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance For instance someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast Why Are We Doing This 1 Why Fasting When we use our physical appetites as a constant reminder to pray read the Bible or meditate we realize how much we are consumed with outside things Fasting realigns with God s Will for our lives 2 Why 21 days In Daniel 10 2 13 Daniel fasted and prayed for 21 days After his fast he received a breakthrough and Daniel received answers to his prayers These 21 days will be a time for us to reconnect with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ What are some scripture references for fasting Matthew 6 16 18 Matthew 9 14 15 Luke 18 9 14 Acts 14 23 Nehemiah 9 1 3 Mark 9 29 Information about the Daniel Fast For foods to include during the Daniel Fast please visit danielfast wordpress com 8 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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DAY 1 The Spiritual Hunger C H A P T E R O N E

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Day 1 The Spiritual Hunger Within Scripture Psalm 51 10 12 By Comfort Ughanze Women s Team What a precious gift God has given us He has given us love protection and salvation And all we have to do is believe in Him and His son Jesus When we rst come to know Jesus and the priceless gift He has given us we are lled with joy hope and a desire for a relationship with Him But this excitement does not always last We have all gone through times in our lives when we sin and stray from God The further we stray the harder it seems to come back to God s graces But God doesn t see it that way God has opened the door for us and is waiting with open arms All we have to do to restore a perceived strained relationship with God is ask Spend time with Him and seek Him Follow David s example in this Psalm and ask for a renewal of your spirit Ask Him for the hunger and desire to seek Him and He will answer 12 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Lord God we praise your name today Thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit within us Thank you for allowing us to have a relationship with you Lord we desire to feel near to you and experience your joy We confess that we do not always take time to know you and seek you Lord today please cleanse our thoughts as we come to you Please purify our minds and our heart and allow us to draw near to you Please create in us a deep yearning to seek you and your kingdom Please restore the joy in our spirit that only you can provide We ask this in Jesus s name Amen DAY 1 THE SPIRITUAL HUNGER WITHIN 13

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DAY 2 Courage to Relinquish Control C H A P T E R T W O DAY 2 COURAGE TO RELINQUISH CONTROL 15

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Day 2 Courage to Relinquish Control Scripture Matthew 14 22 27 By Elan Fontenot Women s Ministry For months my husband and I had discussions of stepping out on faith and running our full business time It sounded good but my heart wasn t ready to release control It seemed like everywhere we turned there was a billboard a song or a sermon series on faith and courage I was still praying to God for that major sign that this was the next step we needed to take I wanted to wake up to a message on my mirror from God like in the old days in order to make a decision After spending some time in the word and being still enough to listen I realized I already had the answer to my prayer Read Matthew 14 22 27 Jesus sent the disciples to the other side and planned on catching up with them later The disciples probably thought he was going to show up in another boat hop on their boat and they would row along on their merry way In verses 25 26 Jesus actually shows up walking on water and they were terri ed and thought he was a ghost They were so focused on fear and didn t realize the miracle that was taking place right in their face Jesus was walking on water to get to them How often do we come to Jesus seeking His will and direction for our lives but we ignore all the signs around us of how he is revealing his will Jesus will show up how he wants and when he wants and it might be different every time There is no cookie cutter answer to how he will answer us or show up in our lives We can t place Jesus in a box We must have enough courage to trust God by faith and know he is in control of every aspect of our lives He will never steer us wrong if we are in tune with his word What has God been tugging on your heart about and you re waiting on the next big sign before you get out of the boat 20 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Father we rst want to say thank you Not for what you do for us but for who you are You continue to show us grace when we do not deserve it Help us to seek you in every decision that we make Let your will be done and not ours Lord even when we don t understand why doors are closed or do not get the answer we strongly desire to give us strength and understanding as we continue trusting you We know that you are working it all out in the background As we seek a deeper relationship with you strengthen our faith walk because we know you see the bigger picture Jesus it is in your name we pray Amen DAY 2 COURAGE TO RELINQUISH CONTROL 21

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DAY 3 Seeing Tomorrow C H A P T E R T DAY 3 SEEING TOMORROW H R E E 19

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Day 3 Seeing Tomorrow Scripture 2 Corinthians 5 1 9 By Eveline Kirk Women s Ministry As a child I enjoyed sky gazing I remember as a little girl I would lay on our back porch and gaze up into the sky Looking at the beautiful clouds and the different shapes they formed I often thought that you could see in nitely even into the next day if you got high enough The majestic sky is one of God s masterpieces I ve read that pilots have an aeronautical term they use to describe a perfect sky for ying You can see to tomorrow Seeing to tomorrow is an exaggerated statement beyond our comprehension or view The fact is we struggle to understand what life is bringing today But even with this limited ability it is not a reason for hopelessness yet just the opposite As believers we ve placed our faith in the God who sees all of our tomorrows and all things perfectly no clouds or distractions He sees all of our needs as we face life s challenges We sometimes have clouds of doubt confusion despair uncertainty and fear of tomorrow But remember God uses clouds as indicators that He is near us that He is present in our situations The apostle Paul lived a life knowing God could see clearly into his situations present and future with certainty about his needs for tomorrow Paul encourages us with his words We live by faith not by sight 2 Corinthians 5 7 When we put our faith in God He will guide us through each day even our tomorrows we need not worry about what will happen We are assured that God walks with us and He knows what s ahead even our unseen tomorrows Our heavenly Father is all knowing and capable of handling each day 24 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Dear heavenly Father help us to have con dence in You and faith for the things we can t see Father open our eyes to see through the clouds of doubt confusion and even fear Father we want to see You our ever present God who is in total control of every situation Help us to stand rm in Your assurance You will never leave nor forsake us Father you know all about us You know our heart and You know we love You sometimes even when we have tried to do our best to follow after You we get tripped up We become distracted and lose our focus and in those seasons start to look to the world for answers When our con dence seems to be waning we cry out strengthen us Remind us that our con dence can be found in You Your Word tells us we are loved and we are enough we ve been rescued from the lies of the enemy by Your saving grace and mercy which tells us we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us It s in Jesus precious and Holy Name we pray Amen DAY 3 SEEING TOMORROW 25

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DAY 4 Intimacy with God C H A P T E R F O U DAY 4 INTIMACY WITH GOD R 23

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Day 4 Intimacy with God Scripture John 15 4 5 By Tyrone Chimere Davis Ministry Admin Development Have you ever experienced a time when you felt disconnected from God Have you ever felt that God was far away from you It s easy to get caught up and pulled away from God or what God has called us to do in the times we live in now Intimacy with God is the key to overcoming the times when we feel disconnected So what does intimacy with God look like The Bible tells us in John 15 4 5 Abide in Me and I in you As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine so neither can you unless you abide in Me 5I am the vine you are the branches he who abides in Me and I in him he bears much fruit for apart from Me you can do nothing Jesus paints the picture of intimacy as a branch being connected to a tree That connection or binding of the branch to the tree provides a unique relationship in which that speci c branch shares with the tree itself Jesus is that tree and you are that branch He wants you to stay connected to Him on your bright and sunny days and in your stormy and rainy days He wants you to stay connected to Him on your days that are lled with clutter and your days centered around peace No matter what s going on in your life Jesus wants you to stay connected to Him The two main avenues we have to stay connected to Jesus is through reading His word the Bible and through Prayer Making prayer and reading your Bible a priority every day will allow you to know Jesus intimately and have an authentic connection with the True Vine 28 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Father God in the name of Jesus I thank you for this opportunity to grow closer to you in intimacy I ask that you allow me to not only know about you but to truly Know You Lord Please allow me to remain connected to you in every season of my life and abide in you every day of my life In Jesus name I pray Amen DAY 4 INTIMACY WITH GOD 29

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DAY 5 A Prayer for Our Leaders C H A P T E R F I V E DAY 5 A PRAYER FOR OUR LEADERS 27

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Day 5 A Pray for Our Leaders Scripture Hebrews 13 7 By Gloria Marshall Small Group Team Road trip everybody get in the car We were excited as we piled in to embark on a journey to prove our 10 year old daughter s champion 4x4 relay team against other Junior Olympian sprinters from across the United States With a paper map spread out before him my husband had carefully marked the route that would guide our journey from Missouri City to North Carolina There were multiple possible routes but only one was the clear right choice Today many automobiles are equipped with GPS Global Positioning System We simply enter an address into the GPS The GPS provides turn by turn navigation avoids roadblocks and other traf c delays and guides us safely through to our destination That s the way the other GPS works too You know the one God s Positioning System God has given us His Holy Spirit to live in us and through us GPS also includes faithful men and women in our lives who helped us stay on the right path This GPS is designed to guide us safely through on our journey Home But we don t always follow GPS We know where we want to go and GPS seems to be leading us away from our destination Or the journey is more complicated than we expected with too many losses or disappointments We re tempted to turn back and follow our own way The same thing happened to Jewish believers in our focus verse They were beginning to experience intense persecution for the cause of Christ and the weight of that persecution was causing doubt Some were even contemplating abandoning their new faith in Jesus to go back to Judaism 36 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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But the writer of Hebrews exhorted them to remember their leaders to re ect on not only what they had been taught but by whom He wanted them to recall the example they had witnessed in lives well lived The best path forward would be to follow their leaders teaching because their leaders had followed GPS all the way Home Thankfully GPS is still active today in the hearts of faithful leaders for this generation May we be faithful followers PRAYER Heavenly Father thank you for our leaders Give them hearts like yours eyes that seek you ears ever sensitive to your voice and hands and feet eager to serve you May their lives be worthy of imitation In Jesus name Amen DAY 5 A PRAYER FOR OUR LEADERS 37

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DAY 6 A Prayer of Thanksgiving C H A P T E R S I X DAY 6 A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING 31

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Day 6 A Prayer of Thanksgiving Scripture 1 Thessalonians 5 16 17 By Hattie York Connect Team Be joyful always pray continually give thanks in all circumstances for this is God s Will for you in Christ Jesus To be joyful always is only accomplished when we focus on our Father and not on our circumstances When we chose to be obedient to his word despite what everyone else is doing we can truly accomplish a joyful spirit Praying continually does not mean we are to forsake our obligations it means to have a personal relationship with our Father in Heaven and to have a prayerful attitude When we acknowledge our dependence on God knowing that he is always present with us we can nd peace comfort and praying as easy as breathing When you have a personal relationship with him just whispering his name or saying Thank You Lord can bring about a change in how you see things That is not enough we must place God as a priority in our lives and dedicate time for him every day to keep that relationship strong When we give thanks we acknowledge that All things work together for the good of those who love him and who are called according to His purpose No matter what we are going through we know that there are no surprises to God because he is all knowing and that he is with us because he said He would never leave us or forsake us Another reason to give thanks is that we have a living Savior that died rose from the dead and is seated beside our Father making intercessions on our behalf 40 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Gracious and most heavenly father we come before you today acknowledging you as Lord and Savior our lives We realize that it is because of you that we can do All Things We ask that you cleanse us and create in us a clean heart and a right spirit We come this morning thanking you for just being who you are Our Father our provider our comforter our protector our con dant our all in all We thank you for your grace because we know that it is suf cient to get us through THIS day Lord when we woke up we could see hear feel smell touch walk and talk We slept in a bed with a roof over our head We thank you for providing us with all of our needs But with all of that Lord we thank you most of all for loving us so much that you came down in the form of man to show us how to live a spirit lled life Then you gave your life so that we may have life Thank you Lord for making provisions for us when we fall short of your glory Thank you Lord for being a forgiving God Lord if I had ten thousand tongues it would not be enough to Praise and to glorify your name Amen DAY 6 A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING 41

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DAY 7 Let Us Worship Our God C H A P T E R S E V DAY 7 LET US WORSHIP OUR GOD E N 35

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Day 7 Let Us Worship Our God Scripture Psalms 95 150 By Chris Lewis Worship Pastor The writer of Psalms 95 is helping us realize that Worshipping God isn t just in song Worshiping God is a part of our everyday lives We can bow shout and even kneel in Worship to our God The writer also lets us know in Psalms 150 that everything that has Breath Praise the Lord Praise Him with Everything and Praise Him in Everything Harvest Point Fellowship Church Praise Ye the Lord 44 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER God helps us understand that Praise Worship is something we do every day of our lives not just on Sunday When we enter your Sanctuary help us express what we ve done individually and on a corporate level Let us come together as one body and one voice and give Praise Honor unto the God who is Worthy of Worship God we ask all these things in Jesus name Amen DAY 7 LET US WORSHIP OUR GOD 45

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DAY 8 The Ultimate Beauty C H A P T E R E DAY 8 THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY I G H T 39

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Day 8 The Ultimate Beauty Scripture Proverbs 31 30 Devotional by Shannon Scott Womens Ministry Lead A few weeks ago I stopped by a local beauty store to pick up a new lip gloss I had a coupon and with the lip gloss already being on sale I was set to pay pennies for it Needless to say I was pretty stoked about my sweet deal I entered the store and a sales associate directed me to my prize purchase He hung around as I selected my color and brand Once I made my selection he began to spotlight some inconsistencies in my complexion and recommended products that would correct it Don t be mad at the associate he was doing his job Almost instantly insecurity arose in me that I didn t know existed Has this ever happened to you Now don t get me wrong I appreciate a awless beat face However my simple ONE item purchase quickly became so much more From concealers to correctors to brushes and highlighters these products promised to make me look perfect I almost gave in but then I remembered There will always be stuff that will make us appear more youthful smaller attractive etc but those things are futile and eeting God wants our hearts to fear and revere Him That s a true beauty 52 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Heavenly Father Help me not to fold to the pressure of today s standard of beauty but let me remember you Let my hands thoughts motives and ambitions line up to your standard Lord let my awe and wonder of your great name and your marvelous works sustain my thoughts when they want to wander When insecurity arises and tries to paralyze my purpose and progress remind me of your words Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain but a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised In Jesus name Amen DAY 8 THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY 53

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DAY 9 Prayer for Our Children C H A P T E R N I N E DAY 9 PRAYER FOR OUR CHILDREN 43

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Day 9 A Prayer for Our Children Scripture Deuteronomy 6 5 7 By Teandra Gordon PhD LMFT S Family Counseling Lead Deuteronomy 6 5 says You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might nothing held back We are to love God with all of our being and allow God to freely heal mend and lead every part of our lives Deuteronomy 6 6 says And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart Our heart is the life giving force of our body just as God s word is the life giving force of our lives Once we cling to God and His word with all our heart we can teach our children to do the same Who we are how we live and how we love is our children s greatest example In reference to God s word Deuteronomy 6 7 goes on to say You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise 56 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER God we pray that You would help us to lead our children in Your ways We pray that You would help us to be an example to our children and that You would give us wisdom on how to lead love and direct them We pray that our children are growing in the knowledge of You and that they have a sincere desire to be all that You have called them to be We pray that our children are divinely protected and that they love you with all their heart and with all their soul and with all their might We pray that we are raising a generation of children and youth that would serve you without compromise In Jesus name Amen DAY 9 A PRAYER FOR OUR CHILDREN 57

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DAY 10 Choosing Christ C H A P T E R T E N Day 10 CHOOSING CHRIST

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Day 10 Choosing Christ Scripture Timothy 2 3 4 By Reginald Mayes Senior Adult Lead Matthew 28 commands all Christians to go to all nations and make disciples for Christ One thing more the soul winner must be a master of the art of prayer You cannot bring souls to God if you go not to God yourself Charles Spurgeon 1 Timothy 2 3 begins by saying This is good and acceptable in the sight of God The question must be asked what is good and acceptable The answer is found in verses 2 1 2 where Paul urges for intercession on behalf of all people in general and all in authority in particular Verse 4 reveals God s desire for this intercession He desires all people to be saved If we claim the name of Jesus then we are to love the Lord with all our heart mind strength and our neighbor as ourselves Our neighbors are anyone who has a need the greatest need of all people to know the truth That truth is only found in Jesus Christ Jesus says of Himself in John 14 6 that He is the way the truth and the life He is also light All who are lost are in need of light to nd the way To be lost is have gone astray missed the way to be bewildered as to place direction or purpose according to Dictionary com Many in this world are lost They need a Savior We are urged commanded implored beseeched to pray for the salvation of all men How is your prayer life 68 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER God of all creation sovereign Lord of the universe the great I Am we thank you for the privilege of prayer You have told us that we can come boldly before You at any time and that You will hear us Lord help us to align ourselves with Your desires You have said in Your Word that You desire all men to be saved You have said that we are to make entreaties and prayers petitions and thanksgivings on behalf of all men We lift the lost up to You on this day and pray that they will be drawn to the light and truth found only in Your Son Jesus Christ Amen DAY 10 CHOOSING CHRIST 69

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DAY 11 COMMITTED TO THE WORK OF UNITY C H A P T E R E L E V E N DAY 11 COMMITTED TO THE WORK OF UNITY 51

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Day 11 Committed to the Work of Unity Scripture Eph 4 1 4 By Kory Fontenot Missions Pastor In a society obsessed with instant grati cation the norm has become what we want when we want it And if something doesn t work or t within our desires or plans it is immediately discarded This same mindset also transfers to our treatment of people If a person or group of people does not t into the framework of what we would describe as ideal they too are quickly discarded However when we re ect on the words of the apostle Paul in Ephesians 4 1 4 we see a call to unity the act of being in a state of oneness facilitated by the power of the Holy Spirit What s often overlooked in this call to unity are words like patience tolerance and gentleness words that speak to the type of effort needed in the process It s a call to actively and continuously work towards unity within the family of faith When it is so easy to avoid others and write them off because of disagreements Paul is challenging us to spend time in the vulnerable place in the uncomfortable places working towards peace for the sake of unity Have you considered how your desire for instant grati cation has begun to shape your ministry as a believer How has instant grati cation altered your view of who is worthy of your time or the effort it takes to work towards unity Finally what areas of your life could you stand to be more patient tolerant and gentle for the sake of preserving the unity of the spirit 72 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Lord we absolutely adore you You are the giver and sustainer of life Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to be called your children Thank you for the privilege of being part of the family of faith As your children our desire is to please you in every aspect of the life you have gifted us Please give us the discipline and dedication required to honor Your desires for us as believers Lord would you help us to surrender to the Holy Spirit that is working within us Today we pray that you would help us to be more patient tolerant and gentle with Your children Please give us a sense of awareness and intentionality when it comes to working towards unity for the sake of preserving the unity of the Spirit DAY 11 COMMITTED TO THE WORK OF UNITY 73

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DAY 12 THE GOD OF RESTORATION C H A P T E R DAY 12 THE GOD OF RESTORATION T W E L V E 55

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Day 12 The God of Restoration Scripture Psalms 23 3a By Lloyd Kirk Care Lead While driving down the street one day I noticed an old damaged Piece of furniture lying on the side of the road One of the legs was missing someone had broken several knobs off the drawers and There were places where the wood seemed to be split open A man pulled up behind me got out and placed the piece of furniture in his truck lled with several pieces of damaged Goods A sign on the side of his truck read Furniture Restoration Service It reminded me of my early morning devotion Psalms 23 3 He restores my soul A beautiful picture of what God our Shepard does in the life of broken people We too like that old piece of furniture may have been scared by the pain of past failures loss of loved ones and disappointments that we all facets in life But God our restorer never forsakes us nor discards Us as being worthless God sees and cares while nding us on the Downward road feeling hopeless and in despair The good shepherd takes what s left and restores it to its usefulness all for his glory 76 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Heavenly Father thanks for the new mercy you extend to me each day though unworthy the power of your grace has may my life worth living I desire to live a life that re ects your glory to the world around me but because of my brokenness and the failures of my past I need restoration Lord I surrender my life completely to you to be used for your Amen DAY 12 THE GOD OF RESTORATION 77

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DAY 13 Effective Prayers C T H H A I P R T T E E R E N DAY 13 EFFECTIVE PRAYERS 59

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Day 13 Effective Prayers Scripture James 4 3 Robert T Williams Young Adult Lead James 4 3 You ask and do not receive because you ask with wrong motives so that you may spend it on your pleasures James is teaching and admonishing the people of God about the correlation between answered prayer requests and ignored prayer requests He lets us know that in order for our prayers to be answered we must have proper motives We must have the right reasoning behind our request Our desires must be in alignment with Christ Jesus Our prayers must not be sel sh Prayers that are prompted or requested by the pleasures of the esh will be ignored 80 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Lord during this time of prayer and fasting may my requests be heard and my reasoning in alignment with Your Spirit Create in me a heart that is full of your ambitions and the desires of the Holy Spirit May my prayers have righteous motives and be Christ centered so they are effective in a way where only You get the glory Amen DAY 13 EFFECTIVE PRAYERS 81

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DAY 14 Confident Not Complacent C F H O A U P R T T E E R E N DAY 14 CONFIDENT NOT COMPLACENT 63

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Day 14 Confident not Complacent Scripture Luke 5 27 32 By Adam C McCain High School Lead Most people are reminded in Luke Chapter 5 of Jesus performing a miracle on paralytic and speaking to the people before seeking out the tax collector Levi Matthew He sought Levi out and commanded him to follow him Pay close attention to this section of the text Follow me Jesus said to him and Levi got up left everything and followed him Luke 5 27 28 NIV Levi knowing the reputation of Jesus left everything and followed The Son of Man with great zeal Levi wanted to celebrate being called to follow Christ and breaks bread to introduce Jesus to his friends and associates Jesus is reaching for the unchurch and those that need to repent Many people outside looking in wonder way Jesus is spending time with the likes of a tax collector Jesus is modeling what discipleship looks like As Christians we all have crazy energy when we rst accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior Unfortunately many of us get caught in a rut and fall into church tradition We tend to lose our luster and zeal after and become complacent Christians Now we are only associating with church members and trying to grow ministries within the Church We are the Church and it s our job to go beyond the congregation s four walls and evangelize In this passage Jesus models discipleship in his recruitment of Levi As followers of Jesus Christ we also need to be carrying out the Great Commission Jesus responded to the chatter of the Pharisees stating It is not the healthy who need a doctor but the sick I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance Luke 5 31 32 No longer should we look at the unchurched in a negative light but with compassion hate the sin and love the sinner 16 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Dear heavenly Father we come to you in the name of your Son Jesus I ask that you forgive us any sin we have committed intentional or unintentional Cleanse our hearts and renew our minds Holy Spirit I ask that you ignite the eternal re and zeal in us that we adhere to the will of God as we no longer walk in with an attitude of selfrighteousness but an attitude of gratitude God I ask that you heal the hurt that hinders us from following you whole heartily Bring back to our remembrance the passion we once had for sharing the Gospel with everyone receptive to hearing the Good News No longer will we be complacent Christians but be con dent because you are a child of God called for his purpose DAY 14 CONFIDENT NOT COMPLACENT 17

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Day 15 No Ordinary Purpose Scripture 2 Timothy 2 20 21 By Gabrielle Ayers Hynds Worship Leader We were created for a special purpose and the proof is in the details The passage compares the noble and good gold and silver with the ignoble and common wood and earth I remember learning that both gold and silver are precious metals so let us consider their characteristics Scientists had concluded that gold is actually from outer space and was brought here when the earth was formed In the same way your purpose is way bigger than any ordinary thing found in the world It comes directly from the Creator So what about silver Even though silver is a precious metal if it encounters sulfur which is always present in the air it begins to tarnish and needs some polishing In the same way in this world we will daily encounter things that seek to tarnish us and make us dishonorable and God tells us to cleanse ourselves of those things When we pursue righteousness and ee from sin the Master Creator can use us for his glory and purpose We then make ourselves available to be put to good use in our local Church and our communities workplaces and relationships 32 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Heavenly Father I acknowledge that you are the MOST HIGH and the Master Creator Thank you for being so intentional when you created me Please forgive me for those things that did not bring you honor Lord please help me to be of good use and purpose to your Kingdom Help me to use my gifts and talents for your glory Lord I am available to be used and I thank you in advance for using me to promote change within my Church and community In Jesus name Amen DAY 15 NO ORDINARY PURPOSE 33

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DAY 16 God s Type of Man C S H I A X P T T E E E DAY 16 GOD S TY PE OF MAN R N 71

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Day 16 God s Type of Man Scripture 1 Cor 16 13 14 Philip Ughanze Video Production Lead If you were to pose this question Do you want to be successful practically every person you ask will answer with a resounding yes This is especially true for us men We are naturally drawn to this idea of success Whether it be in our careers during competitive activities or even in our friendly arguments and debates our proclivity is to be the winner This fascinating way God has wired us is powerfully special but if we Christian men were to be honest we would have to admit that much of our pursuits for success aren t rooted in God s will for our lives Our many strides after achievements are merely status symbols Temporary displays of self glory that are swiftly disregarded as soon as a bigger and better goal is conquered In 1 Cor 16 13 14 Paul provides Christian men with a formula for God s standard of success First he says we must be on the alert We have to be men that are willing to study and apply the truth of God s word in our lives every day It is only when we diligently seek after the wisdom and discernment only God can give will we recognize the spiritual dangers and temptations that surround us Next Paul tells us men to stand rm The Merriam Webster dictionary de nes this as to refuse to change a decision or position In other words we must value obedience to the truths found in God s word more than everything else the world will tell us We are called to be men who live out our beliefs not wavering to the ideals and suggestions the world prescribes for success He goes on further to say we are to act like men and be strong Here the apostle is not merely referring to physical strength instead he is appealing to the strength of our inner man which can only be realized through the power of the His Spirit Eph 3 16 48 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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Last yet probably the most vital element of Paul s success formula for men is found in v 14 Let all that you do be done in love This nal command cuts across every aspect of our lives We are called to model Christ like love in our marriages our parenting in our career ambitions and our relationships amongst the body of Christ It s great news to know we do not have to guess what being a successful man is My brother rejoice We have the winning formula now let us go out there and put it into practice PRAYER Thank you Father for the perfect gift found in Your holy word Thank You for the generous grace and mercy available to us every day through Your Son Jesus Christ Father we your sons desire the type of success that matters to Your kingdom We need Your help in renewing our hearts and minds that we may truly discern that real success comes from living obediently to Your Word This world provides so many distractions and false doctrines that are causing us not to become the men You need us to be Therefore in Jesus name I ask You Father to dismantle every obstacle and deception the enemy has laid before us to fail Father God help us experience lasting success in our marriages parenting and our service to others especially in our relationship with You Strengthen our inner man Lord May it result in a love experience so abundant that it over ows DAY 10 GOD S TYPE OF MAN 49

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DAY 17 Finding Purpose S C E H V A E P N T T E E DAY 17 FINDING PURPOSE R E N 75

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Day 17 Finding Purpose Scripture Psalm 18 36 Psalm 37 23 By Angel Wilson Women s Team Losing my mother at a young age prompted people to encourage me by always saying Make your mom proud by following in her footsteps For years I thought that I needed to be a fulltime Children s Ministry Director amongst other things that my mom so graciously committed her life of service to Once I discovered my own God given purpose in life I realized that God had anointed me to ful ll the assignments that He called me to Psalm 37 23 states The steps of a man are established by the Lord and He delights in His way The Lord delights in us following the steps that He has prepared for us not the steps that He has prepared for others How will you know what God s perfect will is for your life The closer you get to the heart of God the more you will begin to pray the will of God God created you for a special purpose so that you could live on purpose Know that you are on assignment and just as soon as you realize what that divine appointment is you can begin to live with the peace that comes with knowing your purpose Even your perceived enemies are on a special assignment to set you on the pathway that pushes you towards your purpose This is why spiritual intimacy is so important Spending time with God shapes the heart to know His will God will never give you a life that makes Him unnecessary 60 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Most Graciously Heavenly Father we thank you that your Son our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was obedient even until the nal hourHis death on the cross Because of this obedience Your purpose was ful lled through Him We humbly ask that you strengthen us to walk in our purpose so that we may ful ll our God given destiny on this earth I pray that you bring con rmation and clarity to anyone unsure of your divine will for their life Help them to seek after You wholeheartedly Lord we pray that You get everything you paid for in us because we were bought with a price Give us the strength to run this race with endurance At the end of this race we long to hear Well done It is in the matchless name of Jesus we pray Amen DAY 17 FINDING PURPOSE 61

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DAY 18 EFFECTIVE PRAYERS C E H I A G P H T T E E R E N DAY 18 SOWING AND REAPING 79

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Day 18 Sowing and Reaping Scripture 2 Corinthians 9 7 By Joseph Production Lead and Veronica Willis Operations Lead Paul opens chapter 9 by reminding the Corinth church of a commitment they made to give and not just give but give bountifully Paul gently urged them that preparation is the key to ful ll any commitment and that commitment made should be viewed as being made to God not just to other people The truth is when we fail to prepare and follow through we miss an opportunity to bring praise unto God In the natural giving sacri cially leaves the giver lacking but from a spiritual place it makes room for God to bestow more Paul related this truth differently Agriculturally Sowing seeds and reaping a harvest The correlation of the more seeds you sow the more harvest you reap Seeds carry the potential of LIFE and INCREASE but only planted in the proper way It s the same with our giving it holds the potential for LIFE and INCREASE but only if done in the proper way The proper way is it rst being purposed in your heart A Godly giver has a heart for the same things God has a heart for The Godly giver must not have a because I have to attached to their giving Make sure your giving has a because I want to attached Paul explains that spiritual maturity is placing quality over quantity What is your motivation Why are you giving Does this bring God or my praise Though money gifts are what Paul is addressing in chapters 8 9 this Godly principle applies to several areas of our life The sacri cial giving of love time patience skills and spiritual gifts along with many more areas For if you truly give from a pure and right place you can know this God LOVES you 64 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Heavenly Father as we humbly approach the throne of grace let us rst thank you for your love mercy and faithfulness Father help us to understand better what it means to look intently into Your Word and be obedient to it so that we may grow in maturity and become a church body that gives cheerfully consistently and generously The Bible is clear that we are to give cheerfully in all things to advance your Kingdom and that each one must give as he decided in his heart not reluctantly or under compulsion Throughout Your Word you tell us to trust you but in the area of giving you ask us to Test you Your Word says that if we bring our tithes and offerings you will bless us in such a way that we can t even contain it We know that we are not to give with expectations of getting something in return but that we give because we LOVE you Please soften our hearts so that we become cheerful givers Help us understand that giving is a measure of our faithfulness towards you and when true faith is present obedience follows and your Kingdom advances Father you loved us all the way to the cross May we love you enough to give back to you what is already yours In the name of Jesus Amen DAY 18 SOWING AND REAPING 65

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DAY 19 THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT C N H I A N P E T T E E R E N DAY 19 THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT 83

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Day 19 The Fruit of the Spirit Scripture Galatians 5 22 By Patricia Moore In the fth chapter of Galatians Paul teaches us that I should walk in the spirit that I may not ful ll the lust of the esh The chapter encourages and instructs us on how to walk in the fruit of the Spirit The rst fruit begins with Love it reminds me of how God so loved the world that he gave his only son Jesus love is the willing sacri cial of giving oneself for others looking for nothing in return Joy is the gladness of heart Peace is tranquility freeing my mind from worry and fear longsuffering is patient Gentleness is being kind to others even when one doesn t deserve it Goodness is generosity and Faith is dependability depending upon the Holy Spirit s power to help cultivate these values in my life as a believer 84 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Holy Father we thank you for your word today Forgive us of all our sins and trespasses against you and others I pray for all people and nations Lord that you would give us all a heart desired to love for love is the ful llment of the law help us Lord that we may always live and walk in the fruits of the spirit that others may see your good work in us that your Father may be glori ed Amen DAY 19 THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT 85

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DAY 20 THE BLESSING IN CONFESSING C H T A W P E T N E T R Y DAY 20 THE BLESSING IN CONFESSING 87

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Day 20 The Blessing in Confessing Scripture 1 John 1 9 By Will Witherspoon Prayer Team The epistle of 1 John is written to believers in the early Church to help them live out their lives holy and pleasing before the Lord In this epistle it appears that John was interested in the betterment of the members of the Church and the continued strengthening of the community of faith He is telling us that even though mankind suffers from a sin sick soul in a fallen world there is abundant grace available to all who are willing to set aside their foolish pride and kneel before the throne of a loving and merciful God The apostle John writes If we confess our sins He God is faithful to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness Can you think of some sin that is lingering hidden secretly in the darkest corner of your heart Could it be Greed Lust Sel shness Gossip Cheating Pride Envy or Jealousy Could it be Unfaithfulness Bitterness Theft Rage Lying Fornication and Adultery Maybe it s Homosexuality Un Forgiveness Abuse Idolatry or Addiction to Pornography Maybe you just recognized that you have been unconsciously wrestling with some of these same secret sins If you believe that you are guiltless you are probably wrong but if you are imperfect like me please join me in this prayer 88 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Father God in the matchless name of Jesus I lift my life to You that You might shine the light of Your lovingkindness upon me Let the light of Your purifying love reveal to me anything that is affecting my personal walk with You Lord I recognize that I am formed from the mere dust of the earth but You are Mighty Holy and Righteous Lord I confess that I have sinned against You and You alone I now recognize that Your grace mercy and forgiveness are the only force able to deliver me from my sin sick condition To this day I lay my soul before Your throne that You might shine the light of Your holiness upon my life and reveal to me any sin stained area of my life that I have willingly or unwillingly become blind to Search my heart Lord please tear down uproot and cast aside anything in my life that cannot be used for Your glory Father I thank You for the Blood of Your son Jesus Christ who paid for my soul Upon this confession of my heart purify my life that I might be cleansed thoroughly and live for You Clothe me in the light of Your love so that those around me will witness and marvel at what You have done in my life I will forever give You the Praise Glory and Honor Due You I ask all this in Jesus name thank You God and Amen DAY 20 THE BLESSING IN CONFESSING 89

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DAY 21 PRAYER FOR CHURCH S IMPACT ON THE WORLD C T W H E A N P T T Y E R O N DAY 21 PRAYER FOR CHURCH S IMPACT ON THE WORLD E 91

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Day 21 Prayer for Church s Impact on the world Text Matthew 5 13 16 By Scottie Clark Teaching Team In Matthew s chapter 5 Christ gives the Church two distinct positions He says we are the salt and light of the world Salt can be used for avor it was also used medically for cuts as it would sting when applied to a cut salt was also used as a preservative for food and it s known to create thirst On the other hand He said that we are the light of the world Light helps you see in the darkness and can be used as a guide to safety So what does that mean for the Church That means we are to be the taste that stays fervent no matter how bad things get in this world We are to be the sting in the life of people who are spiritually broken We are to be the ones who preserve the truth of the Gospel We are to be the example of what it is to thirst for righteousness We are to be the ones who expose the sins of the darkness and give direction to the lost We are to be the Church that impacts the World 92 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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PRAYER Father we thank you for the opportunity to be a servant of you the Most High Lord you called us to be the salt and light of this dark world that we live in a task that would have ups and downs which you explained in scripture Father my prayer is that you would continue to covers us encourage us and lead us as we strive to live out the task that you have given us Lord helps us be the example that shows the world who you are by the love we have for each other and the resilience to stay faithful to your calling for us DAY 21 PRAYER FOR CHURCH S IMPACT ON THE WORLD 93

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2022 About Us Our Mission Harvest Point Fellowship Church exists to preach the Gospel teach the Word and reach the world Matthew 4 23 Jesus was going throughout all Galilee teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people Preach His Proclamation of the Gospel The Preaching of the Good News took place in the open and was not restricted to those who frequent the local synagogue Instead the Gospel was made available to all that He would come in contact with We accept that as the people of God we must preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and evangelize those who do not know Him Teach His teaching in the Synagogue Harvest Point accepts that preaching and teaching work together When we teach we not only equip the people of God to rightly divide the word of truth but the people are spiritually enriched better preparing them to use the gifts and talents that God has given to the work of the Kingdom Reach His Healing ministry Jesus was able to Reach people from various walks of life by not only having concern for their Spiritual needs but also addressing their physical needs Harvest Point accepts that God has placed his Church here to be concerned about those who are in need The point of the often mentioned miraculous works of Jesus was not so simple that people be healed but that through his healing hands that might know the authority of the messenger and His message JANUARY 2022 94 21 DAY FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE 2022

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