What is the P28 Challenge about? — to challenge you to choose one thing, a person or situation, and pray once a day, every day during the month of February.
Sometimes setting a specific time is helpful. If you want to pray for one thing, for one minute at 1:00 p.m., go for it! If you want to take one hour one time a day to pray, that’s awesome. Just make it a goal to pray for the same thing every day throughout the month of February.
To further enhance this time of focused prayer, here are a few additional ways you can pursue God this month:
We can’t wait to see how God moves in our lives as we consistently seek Him throughout the month.
Why should I fast as part of the P28 prayer emphasis?
The goal of fasting is to draw closer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it is an opportunity to hit the reset button on our heart and soul. It can begin the process of Life Change from the inside out. Fasting is a time that should be used to focus on and be thankful for the goodness and grace of our God towards us.
Remember, your time of fasting should be something that challenges you and focuses you on God. Your avenue or type of fasting should be in response to what God leads you to do.
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. For example, you might choose to remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
This fast involves abstaining from eating any type of food during a set period of time. One could choose a period time during the day or possibly from sunup to sundown.
Heart, Soul & Mind Fast
This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media, watching television, listening to music or using the internet for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.
The timing of your fast is not as important as the strength of your focus on God as you fast.
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