07/01/19 - 27/01/19

#PrayFirst

#PrayFirst is a 21-day period of fasting and prayer designed to prioritise our relationship with God and focus our attention on what matters most.

Whether you can't imagine your life without prayer or you can't imagine where to begin, the power of prayer isn't determined by the presentation.

It's not the strength of our faith, it's the object of our faith that changes things.

Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him.

1 Chronicles 16:11 (NLT)

How to get involved

01
Follow our social media channels and pray each day for the topic
(Alternatively pick up the weekly sheet at church each week)

02
Get connected to a HopeConnect to join with others to pray

03
Join us at Hope Church each Sunday Morning to celebrate what God is doing.

Daily Prayer Focus

07/01 - Pray First
08/01 - Our region, nation & leaders
09/01 - Our wold & the global Church
10/01 - Our Church community
11/01 - Our wider community
12/01 - Our church leaders & pastors
13/01 - Our growth
14/01 - Our local schools
15/01 - Each other
16/01 - Our teams
17/01 - Hope Kids
18/01 - Hope Connects
19/01 - FUSE Youth
20/01 - Our Ministries
21/01 - Pray for Five
22/01 - Supernatural healing
23/01 - God's provision
24/01 - Our leadership team
25/01 - Our community
26/01 - Salvations & Life change
27/01 - Celebrate!

Fasting

In addition to this time of prayer, we would love for you to join us in fasting over the next 21 days! Whether you decide to give up a certain type of food or take a break from social media, this form of self-denial, when used to focus on prayer, will align your heart with the heart of God.

Please remember that every person is different and you should only choose what is a healthy and safe choice for you.

Before you decide whether to fast or not, please have a read of this helpful article

Below we have provided a few suggestions of fasts:

21 Day Liquid Fast - Give up solid foods
21 Day Daniel Fast - Fruits and vegetables only
21 Day Media Fast - Give up media
7 Day Fast - Fast with us for 7 days
Lunch Fast - Fast with us over lunch each day
Wednesday Fast - Fast with us on Wednesdays
Create Your Own Fast

And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

MATTHEW 6:16-18 (ESV)