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40 Day Fast 2020

Join us in our 40 Day Fast. 

Below, you'll find some Scripture references on fasting and a commitment form to send directly to Pastor Clanton.  God bless you!

Scripture References on Fasting Examples:

Examples: Moses (Exodus 34:28; Deut. 9:9,18), David (2 Samuel 12:16), Elijah (1 Kings 19:8), Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1:4); Esther (Esther 4:16), Daniel (Daniel 1:12), Anna (Luke 2:37), Paul (Acts 14:23), Jesus (Matthew 4:1-2), the early church (Acts 13:2).

Jesus on Fasting:

Example: Matthew 4:1-2 Teaching: Matthew 6:1-18; Matthew 9:15

Paul on Fasting:

Example: 1 Corinthians 7:5

The Purpose of Fasting is to Focus on God:

Zechariah 7:5; 1 Corinthians 6:12; 2 Samuel 12:16; Acts 14:23; Acts 13:2; Daniel 1:12

Different Types of Fasts:

  1. ABSOLUTE FAST: no food or water for a period of time (Exodus 34:28; Esther 4:16)

  2. NORMAL FAST: only water, but no food or other drink (Nehemiah 1:4)

  3. PARTIAL FAST: usually only water, juices, and sometimes fruit (Daniel 1:12)

  4. LENTEN FAST: giving up something specific for the duration of Lent (Ash Wednesday, February 26 – Easter Sunday, April 12) 

  5. OTHER things to fast from: people, media, telephone, certain activities/habits, etc.

Fasting Proposal for 2020:

In order to focus more intently on God, I will give up [fill in below] for 40 days (Ash Wednesday, February 26th through Easter Sunday, April 12th).
Every time my thoughts turn to this thing, I will dedicate myself to pray for my personal relationship with Christ, for three unchurched friends, for my friends, and for Woodland Church.

My 40 Day Fast