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All Church Fast

All Church Fast

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This fast starts at 6:45 pm on Sunday (August 25) and lasts until 7:45 pm on Tuesday (August 27). Come join us each night for worship and prayer from 6:45-7:45 at the OneLife building! Childcare will be provided for all three meetings.

Jeremiah 29:13 (ESV) — 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) — 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Sunday – Night

Psalm 40:1–3 (ESV) — 1 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Matthew 11:28–30 (ESV) — 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Monday – Morning

Jeremiah 29:13 (ESV) — 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Hebrews 11:6 (ESV) — 6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Psalm 27:4 (ESV) — 4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 63:1-8 (ESV) — 1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. 2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. 3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. 4 So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. 5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, 6 when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; 7 for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. 8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

1) Read through the scriptures provided using the R.E.A.D. method
2) Write out a short prayer that expresses in your own words your desire to seek God
3) Play one or more of your favorite worship songs while you stand or kneel with arms raised as you worship the Lord 

Monday – Noon

Isaiah 6:1–7 (ESV) — 1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” 4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

James 4:8 (NIV) — 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Psalm 51:10–12 (NIV) — 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Hebrews 4:16 (ESV) — 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

1) Read through the scriptures provided
2) Begin in prayer by acknowledging the truth about God: He is holy and righteous and calls us as his people to be holy and righteous. But he is also a God full of grace and though Jesus you’re accepted and loved even in this moments when you are aware of areas where you have fallen short
3) Confess sins that you are aware of or areas where your heart has become desirous of things or people other than God. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring to light anything that you might not be aware of
4) Pray Psalms 51:10-12 out in your own words
5) Pray, acknowledging God’s love and forgiveness. Take a few moments to be quiet before the Lord and be confident of his grace and his faithfulness to help

Monday – Afternoon

Isaiah 55:8–9 (ESV) — 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Luke 22:42 (ESV) — 42 saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”

Matthew 6:9–13 (ESV) — 9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

1) Read through the scriptures provided
2) Spend some time focusing on becoming aware of just how different God and his ways are than yours. Acknowledge these truths as you pray to God
3) With as much sincerity as you can muster tell God you desire his will for your life more than yours
4) Pray through the Lord’s prayer (Matt 6:9-13)

Monday – Night

Psalm 33:16–17 & 20-22 (ESV) — 16 The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. 17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue… 20 Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. 22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

Psalm 127:1–2 (ESV) — 1 Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. 2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

1) Read through the scriptures provided
2) Acknowledge your present hunger before the Lord
3) Pray that God would help you trust him
4) Thank him for his help and that he sets us free from anxious toil and gives us rest

Tuesday – Morning

Luke 11:9–13 (ESV) — 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Psalm 143:5–11 (ESV) — 5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands. 6 I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. 7 Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. 8 Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. 9 Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord! I have fled to you for refuge. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground! 11 For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life! In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!

Matthew 6:9–13 (ESV) — 9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

1) Read through the scriptures provided using the R.E.A.D. method
2) Ask God to help to grow in your asking, seeking and knocking
3) Make Psalms 143 into your own prayer as you pray it to the Lord
4) Pray through the Lord’s prayer (Matt 6:9-13)
5) Play one or more of your favorite worship songs while you stand or kneel with arms raised as you worship the Lord

Tuesday – Noon

Numbers 6:22–27 (ESV) — 22 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 23 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, 24 The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. 27 “So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.”

1) Read through the scriptures provided
2) Pray this prayer of blessing over a few people that are close to you e.g. spouse, family members, or friends
3) Pray this prayer of blessing over someone you’re having a hard loving right now 
4) Pray this prayer of blessing over one or two people who are far from God 

Tuesday – Afternoon 

Habakkuk 2:14 (ESV) — 14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Habakkuk 3:2 (ESV) — 2 O Lord, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.

Matthew 6:10 (ESV) — 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 

1) Read the scriptures provided
2) Focus on the geographic area that God has placed you in — the Bay Area of Houston
3) Pray that God would help you desire to join him in participating in what he wants to do in this area. Seek to align your heart with God’s heart for the people in the Bay Area of Houston
4) Pray for renewal in the Bay Area of Houston

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