1. Give God thanks for grace to wait on Him during these 21days of fasting and praying. (Isaiah 40:31, 45:19; Lamentations 3:25)
  2. Bless the Lord for the weapon of thanksgiving and praise that grants you access to His presence  and the benefits in His presence. (John 10:10; Psalm 91:5-6; Psalm 107:20)
  3. Bless His name for separating you for acceleration and lifting in the year 2024 as you wait on Him. (Colossians 2:14; Exodus 11:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19)
  4. Give God thanks for clearing the way through 2024 to arrive at your appointed place in record time. (Hebrews 10:20; Leviticus 26:4; Isaiah 26:2)
  5. Thank the Lord for clear direction in 2024 and for the leading of the Holy Spirit in the way He has chosen for you. (Proverbs 16:25; John 16:13; Psalm 107:7)
  6. Give God thanks for being mindful of you and for what He is set to do in your life in this new year.  (Psalm 138:7; Habakkuk 3:2; Jeremiah 51:20)
  7. Express your confidence in His will and His ways and give Him advance praise for the testimonies that will be birth in this season. (Isaiah 9:2, 29:18-20; Colossians  1:13)
  8. Thank the Lord for the help He has made available to you to run and not be weary in these 21 days. (Luke 17:19; John 5:15; Matthew 14:36)
  9. Declare in Thanksgiving that these 21 days will become a reference point for your breaking forth in the days ahead in Jesus name. (Genesis 28:11-12,16; Joshua 24:27)
  10. Declare in Thanksgiving that these 21 days will become a reference point for your breaking forth in the days ahead in Jesus name. (Genesis 28:11-12,16; Joshua 24:27)

Week 1: 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer

Dear Friend,

Back in my school days, during the lean times on campus, we would buy food at the local cafeteria and ask to be served ‘without’. This was code for ‘no meat’. With our meagre resources, there were times we just couldn’t afford the luxury of meat – it wasn’t essential for survival. And survive, we did! As I grew in years and in the Lord, I also came to learn the value of ‘going without’ all together. You see, real survival is more than just stretching your money but about being able to stretch inner capacity to overcome life’s more critical challenges. I know putting food on the table is a basic for all of us but if you have ever been sick (as I have before) or if you have had a need that money could not solve, you’ll know what I mean. It is in this space that surviving takes a different meaning.

And that’s why we fast at these early stages in a new year – not because it’s an exercise to mark on the calendar but because we desperately need to build up the power to stretch beyond the things we can ordinarily take care of by ourselves. Now, I go ‘without’ by choice, and not just to survive but to break the limits of my human frailty. And guess what? Every year when we abstain from food during these 21 days of fasting, we see proof of higher capacity and testimonies of inner strength to overcome life’s greatest challenges.

I’m inviting you to join us this year, as we go ‘without’ again, because I want to share this amazing access with you to get higher help for your health, family, finances and the things you can’t do in your own power this year. As we pray and trust God for a breaking forth in 2024, I take confidence that God is faithful to hear us in the fast that He has commanded.

So, will you join us? See the flier attached for prayer points for this first week and details of our prayer times online and onsite.

Much love,

GoodHeart Ekwueme

Isaiah 58:6

“Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?