Pray First in 2019
As we begin a new year together, we remind ourselves that prayer is not our last resort, it's our first response. Prayer should be a priority in our lives. Whether we're celebrating, mourning, seeking, or simply saying 'thank you,' our first instinct should always be to go to God in prayer.
#sozo21days is a 21-day period of fasting and prayer designed to prioritize our relationship with God and focus our attention on what matters most. How you start the year matters. We want to encourage and empower you to start 2019 seeking God's wisdom, strength, and direction for your life.
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.
“"...if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven..."”
2 Chronicles 7:14-16
What To Do
Throughout this 21-Day Journey we invite you to join us in the following:
Follow us on social media for daily reminders and inspiration
Join us each MONday on our podcast for weekly prayer focus points.
Join us on January 27 a night of prayer and worship.
Details coming soon!
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.
Below are some common types of fasts you may be interested in:
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)