Why we are fasting?
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PURPOSE & GOAL: Refresh, reset, realign and go higher. 

RWO Family, Friends & Partners,
There is no better way to reset our spiritual compass and bring about spiritual renewal in every area of our lives than through worship, fasting and prayer. My hope is that this time of connecting and consecration will refresh and reset you personally but will also realign our local church as we seek God and the direction, He has for us.

You may choose to engage in all 40 days of the fast, or you may choose to fast several days out of the forty: such as three or four days a week throughout the 40-day period. Maybe you will do that and do three to seven consecutive days at the end. This is your personal decision and should be prayerfully considered as it applies to your circumstances.

Fasting & Prayer for Personal Growth & Spiritual Enrichment

There are many benefits you can expect from fasting below are a few.
  • Revelation of our spiritual condition resulting in brokenness and change.
  • Personal revival through the moving of the Holy Spirit.
  • Better understanding of the Bible by making it more vital and practical.
  • Transforms prayer into a more personal experience.
Learn more about fasting in its benefits by selecting the button below.

Fasting for the Nations

Fasting is a means of humbling ourselves before God both in the Old and the New Testaments (see Isaiah 58:5, Psalm 69:10, Matthew 23:12, I Peter 5:6, and James 4:8-10, (Humility is an attitude of the heart)).
Not only will fasting and prayer transform an individual or church, but it can also change the course of a nation. When Jonah carried God's warning of judgment to Nineveh, the king declared a fast (Jonah 3:8-10). Immediately, the people began to fast and mourn over their sins:
“When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion on them and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened." Jonah 3:10

40 Days of Prayer & Fasting

Sealing the work of prayer and consecration: 

We will join together as a regional church to seal the work of the Lord over our region through Prophetic prayers, worship and declarations. Friday, 11/11/22 a 7PM @ The HUB at RESTORATION.

How to fast?

We will be using the ABC method for the fast: A-Absolute, B- Beverages, and C- Concessions.
Select the "How to Fast" button below to see a the fasting suggestions.

When to fast? 

OCT 1  -  NOV 10.   (7 -Days for six weeks)

Week One:   Oct 1 -7  (Renewed Love)

Week Two:  Oct 8 - 14 ( Unity & Blessing)

Week Three:  Oct 15 - 21  (Faith)

Week Four:  Oct 22 - 28 (Stewardship)

Week Five:  Oct 29 - Nov 4  (Leadership )

Week Six:  Nov 5 - 11  (Hope the Key )

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Common Questions & Thoughts

Below are the answer to other common questions people
often have when they are fasting.

Is there something  else I should do?

Accompany your fasting with daily praying and reading of God's word.  At the end of each day and 7-day segment, write down three things from the scripture that speaks to your heart that will transform your life. Meditate on these scriptures daily and at the end of the week. Repeat the process for the entire 40 days.

Are there scriptures I should give my focus?

Adding Bible reading is always a good addition to your fast regiment. Add to your reading relevant scriptures, which complement the areas in which you seek growth or knowledge. Meditate, pray and confess success over the areas.  You can also add books and other materials that will can help enhance your knowledge and spiritual intimacy with God.

Can we fast as  a family?

Although fasting is a solitary experience, you can always invite others to join you in your quest for closer communion with God through it. A strong family is one that prays, declares God's word over its members, and fasts together. So, by all means, go for it! Inviting your loved ones to join you during this time of spiritual growth is a good idea.

I've never fast before - What do I do if I get hungry?

Remember that God is with you. Ask him to lead and guide you. Be led by his Spirit. He will show you what to do and give you His peace in the process. The goal for this 40 day fast is that you would experience a new intimacy in your relationship with God. As you prepare to begin, we encourage you to prepare your heart spiritually. The foundation for fasting and prayer is repentance.

Is there a wrong way to fast?

While you are fasting  your friends or family members may question why you are doing what you are doing. They may even suggest a methodology that they believe is more appropriate or even Biblical. Again, it is important to mention that there is nothing inherently spiritual about one fast as opposed to another. The point of fasting is to abstain from one thing to gain another.  Ultimately your goal is to make yourself available to God that you may grow closer to him. 

How can I become a Christian

REPENT: to repent means to turn around, to go in a new direction. [Acts 2:38]
BELIEVE: What is it that we must believe? We are to believe Christ rose again from the dead and is alive today. [John 1:12]
CONFESS: With the mouth confession is made unto salvation. What is it that we say? We must say what we believe—that Jesus is our Savior. We must say what the Bible says about us—that God is our Father and we have become His children. [Romans 10:9]