Prayer and Fasting at PCC

“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.” – Karl Barth

 

PCC holds monthly days of prayer and fasting on the first Thursday of the month, engaging the ancient rhythms of regular times of prayer and fasting as a congregation, much like the early church practiced. (Acts 13:1ff.) These are not mandated by Scripture or by your church leaders here. Fasting should be freely engaged, as the Spirit leads you, not in any way to earn God’s favor or gain his attention, but because you have these things already, and because you want to know and enjoy him more deeply and find his wisdom and direction more clearly. Join in as the Lord leads you! These monthly spaces can connect us with God and each other as members of Christ’s body in beautiful, lasting ways, and can lead to renewed faith and repentance in Christ and new outbreaks of his kingdom blessing.


Recommendations for Prayer and Fasting

  • consuming only water for the full day
  • abstaining from one meal
  • abstaining from a particular indulgence (eg. social media, television) and redeeming that time and energy for the purposes of prayer
  • consider keeping a journal of the day, as a way to process your thoughts, and as a way to memorialize the things that God may teach you
  • please, finally, consider inviting a partnership for accountability and reflection with another person, perhaps a fellow member of your Community Group