21 Days of Prayer and Financial Fasting
Sunday, September 3rd – Saturday, September 23rd
24 Hours of Prayer begins Friday, September 22nd
Online: 12:00pm (Friday) – 10:00am (Saturday)
LIVE (Derby Campus) & Online: 10:00am (Saturday) – 12:00pm (Saturday)
What Is A Financial Fast?
Financial fasting is a way of intentionally restructuring your financial priorities. It is the process of taking an intentional break from unnecessary or excessive spending to give your finances a reset, and it aids in setting yourself up for future financial success. The key point of financial fasting is to be mindful about how much and where you are spending to prevent overindulging which often gives individuals the illusion that saving or giving is not an option. A financial fast is one way to identify negative buying habits such as impulsive or emotional purchases.
Why Should I Engage In The 21 Days Of Prayer & Financial Fasting?
This period of Prayer & Financial Fasting is designed to help you do four primary things:
- Hear the voice of God in all areas of life, even financial matters
- Prioritize your spending habits by putting God first (Learn More about our 90-Day Tithing Challenge)
- Gain a clear perspective on how your money is being utilized
- Develop a new level of spiritual and financial discipline
Benefits Of A Financial Fast Coupled With Prayer
Prayer is giving our attention to God in a two-way spiritual relationship where we talk to God and also listen to Him. Throughout this 21-day period, each day we will spend time with God by journaling using the SOAP Devotional method. By spending time with the Father daily, we will begin to readily recognize His voice, gain understanding of what God is saying to us in this season, receive direction about our next step, and gain clarity for future endeavors. When we partner prayer with a financial fast, we then have the opportunity to gain true financial freedom. Understanding our day-to-day spending habits can help us reallocate our funds, show us how we can save more, and get us closer to our financial goals. It can help us understand ourselves better as a consumer, recognize what triggers impulsive spending, and challenge us to intentionally evaluate the management of our resources. No matter what we choose to sacrifice, the key is to seek God’s direction as we remain disciplined and focused on our financial goals.
Examples Of Things To Give Up/Sacrifice During A Financial Fast
- Eating at restaurants or fast-food establishments
- Using food delivery services
- Purchasing coffee, tea, or other beverages from local establishments (i.e. Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, convenience store, etc.)
- Shopping for attire, shoes, handbags, etc.
- Discontinue use of credit cards
- Interactions with individuals who encourage you to spend instead of save