21 DAY CONSECRATION FAST

 

Greetings,                                                                                                                                                                               January 2021

 

As we watched America and countries across the world battle the pandemic, the year 2020 has caused many of us to fall on our knees seeking the grace and mercy of God. Indeed, God is the answer to all of our troubles and fears, including the pandemic. We have observed or heard about the loss of loved ones, neighbors, and friends, to the pandemic, fires, floods, and other causes. All have weighed heavy on our hearts as many endured the loss and grief for the people they so dearly loved. May God grant encouragement and strength as they reflect upon the memories of their loved ones. 

Furthermore, we must continue to pray for our President and medical professionals as they grapple with the state's affairs and the possibility of creating and dispensing a new vaccine. God is concerned about the state of our nation and what it is doing, and about each one of us. Scripture says this concerning his chosen people that, blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…. (Psalm 33:12-18, NKJV). Our country bares the mantra "In God We Trust," thus, our nation will not be saved by mere men, an army, or all kinds of devices, but the sovereignty and power of God can only save it. On another note, God cares about you and he is for you! The Bible reveals that, as King David reflected on his relationship with God, David perceived that God was intimately involved in his life from birth and that God's thoughts about him were more than the sand of the sea (Psalm 139, NKJV).

Therefore, we approach 2021 with great expectations and a hopeful future that God will hear us and heal our land! The Bible reminds us that,  

2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 

People of God, we can be confident that when we pray, he will hear us (1 John 5:14)! We want to see people saved, and conditions changed to the glory of God. Therefore, let us unite during this fasting season and, with all sincerity, cry out to God in prayer. We need God's mercy and grace to get through the days ahead. 

Remember, this fast is not a diet or ritual; it is a sacred time. It is a time of consecration and prayer. After praying the prayer for the day, please feel free to pray whatever God puts on your heart to pray. 

Jesus Loves You, 

Bishop Michael L. Scott

Pastor

 

 

 

POWER HOUSE OF PRAISE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

21 DAY CONSECRATION

This is a corporate fast for the Powerhouse of Praise Church. We invite everyone to join us in discovering our role as co laborers with Christ as we stand together in interceding for others.  

Scriptural Basis for Fasting  

Daniel 10:2. When this vision came to me, I, Daniel, had been in mourning for three whole weeks. 3 All that time I had eaten no rich food. No meat or wine crossed my lips, and I used no fragrant lotions until those three weeks had passed. (NLT)

Daniel 10:12 Then he said, "Don't be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. 13 But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. (NLT)

3 EASY STEPS

  1. Pray.
  2. Study the Bible.
  3. Plan and prepare your meals carefully.

 

21-DAY DANIEL FAST 2021  

Day 1: Read Isaiah 58; Daniel 9. Consecrate this fast unto the Lord. As you reflect upon what the Lord has already done, began to glorify Him with sincere thanksgiving and praise for His goodness and mercy towards you. When Daniel prayed for his nation, he asked for repentance and acknowledged that the people should not receive the blessing of the Lord because they were so good, but it was because God was righteous, merciful, and gracious. Pray for the healing of our nation! Confess your sins and pray that God will bless you to complete the fast.

Day 2: Read 1 Peter Chapters 1 through 2:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13; Reflect upon the relationship you have with God in Christ Jesus and the great inheritance laid up for you. Pray that your faith be genuine and strong so that when you are tested you will be found to be in praise, honor, and glory until Jesus comes. Denounce anything in your life that is not holy and honorable to God and claim your victory!

Day 3: Read John 16:5-15; Acts 10:44-46. If you do not believe that you have received the Holy Spirit, pray for the infilling of the Holy Spirit. If you have been filled with the Holy Spirit, pray for others to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Consider this prayer, Heavenly Father, I am Your child, for I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and was resurrected. I confessed Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Your Word said if I ask for the Holy Spirit it will be given to me. In the name of Jesus, Lord, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit and let me walk in the fullness of Your love and power. I receive this gift in faith, and believe that I am a Spirit-filled Christian from this day forth. As I yield myself to You, I expect to speak in tongues as the Spirit gives me utterance, in the name of Jesus! Thank you, Lord!

Day 4: Read Acts 11. Lord, call to order men and women of God who will go and minister to the needs of the people. Remove any discrimination that will hinder the Word from going forth. Pray that the Lord will use you in a mighty way and that you will experience visions, dreams, and discernment to minister to world. Lord, let the work of Your people draw many to Christ.

Day 5:  Read 1 Peter 3:8-22; Chapter 4: There is much suffering in the land. You may be faced with trials in your marriage, family, community, and in general society. In the face of suffering, know that you are called to stand and represent Jesus Christ, that you may inherit a blessing. Pray for the mind of Christ in the midst of suffering. Pray that you can be a testimony of God's faithfulness and power. You should feel stronger in faith, love, and hope. Now that you are consecrated and strengthened, you are ready to do spiritual warfare in prayer. God will cause you to triumph over the enemy in the name of Jesus by the Holy Spirit!

Day 6: Read Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:14-18; Acts 1:8; Luke 15:1-7; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. Reflect upon the Great Commission and pray that God will empower you by his Holy Spirit to be a soulwinner for the Kingdom of God. Pray for wisdom to witness and to be a testimony for others. Think about those who need salvation, call their names out to God, and seek the Lord about how you can be a witness to them. Pray that God will give you what to say in the very hour! Pray for patience as you labor with others and wait for the manifestation of the harvest.

Day 7: Read Psalm 91; 2 Kings 20:1-11; James 5:13-18. Pray that God will heal and restore across the nations. Our God is able to heal our land. Lord, keep us in Your ark of safety. Let no evil overtake Your people, no accident come near, or any plague or disaster touch us for You are a refuge and strength to those you trust You. You have given your angels charge over us, and by Your mighty hand we are protected from any hurt, harm, and danger. Glorify the name of the Lord! Thank the Lord for saving us! Pray for the comfort of those who have lost loved ones to sicknesses and diseases.

Day 8: Read Romans 13:1; 1 Timothy 2:1-2. Pray for the transitioning of leaders in America. Pray for integrity, peace, and divine order. Pray for godly leaders in authority. Lord, bless our nation to have wise leaders, and cause them to be a bold defense against the sinful acts of men. Let us not legislate sin! Defend our borders and cause America to have favor amongst the nations so that there will be peace in our land. Pray for a prosperous new year.

Day 9:  Read Romans 13:1-14; Psalm 37. Pray for justice to reign in communities, courts, and prisons. Lord. You are a God of justice. Protect the innocent and bring those who have violated the law to justice. Let Your hand of protection be upon all who are treated unfairly. Pray for all of the victims who have suffered loss because of evil men.

Day 10: Read 1 Chronicles 4:10; Acts 2:40-47; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:7-16; 2 Peter 1:3. Father, in the name of Jesus, we thank You for the Powerhouse of Praise church. We pray for the wisdom and vision to meet the needs of the people in our church, community, and around the world. Bind us together in the unity of our faith. Let there be no division amongst Your people. Grant us, the abilities to boldly speak your Word, in faith, and to experience the manifestation of miracles, signs, and wonders. Bless our church with people who possess the gifts to carry out the work of the ministry for the edification of the Church body. Fill us with Your supernatural power and cause us to walk in Your love. Increase our numbers and enlarge our territories for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Lord, thank You for giving us everything we need for godliness and life.

Day 11: Read Genesis 39; Deuteronomy 8:1-18; Proverbs 30: 7-9; Matthew 6:25-34. Many people have lost their jobs and homes due to the COVID 19  

pandemic and natural disasters. Pray that God will be a source of consolation, comfort, and encouragement in these times of trouble. Remember the goodness of God and how He provided for you throughout the years. He will never leave you or forsake you! Pray for whatever you need and for the needs of those around you. Declare you have favor in the midst of your trial and that even as one door has closed another door will be opened to you that will lead to your divine destiny. Pray for the economic state of America.

Day 12: Read Deuteronomy 28; 1 John 1:5-10 and 2:1-6. Read these scriptures as a reminder of the blessings that God desires for you as you walk in obedience to His will. Let your confidence increase in knowing that God desires you to prosper. Thank God for the grace to walk in obedience, and denounce every curse from your life and house. Declare that through faith in Jesus Christ, you walk in the light of the Word. Know that if you should sin; you have an advocate with the Father whose name is Jesus Christ. Praise God that when you confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and cleanse you from all sin. Do not allow the enemy to steal your joy or blessing!

Day 13: Read 1 Kings 4:29-34; Daniel 1:6-21; Psalm. 127-3-5. Children are an inheritance from the Lord and the Word promises peace when they are taught in your way. Pray for the children that they will be able to learn in the environment they are in. Pray for the patience of teachers and parents as they inspire them in their studies. Lord, as these children pursue their education and training at school or at home, help them overcome any fears, and lack of understanding, confidence, or self-esteem. Lord, we pray that children will have wisdom in every subject presented to them. Keep them from any philosophies of men and teachings that are contrary to the Word of God. Fill them with the knowledge of Your will so that they can bear fruit in every good thing they do. Cause them to be 10x better than their peers. Thank you that the angels of the Lord encamp around them to protect them from attacks and threats from others. Pray for the school system and the safe return of children to school.  

Day 14: Read Psalm 41:1-3; Proverbs 14:31; 17:5; 19:17; Matthew 25:31-46. Pray that your compassion for the poor does not grow cold. Evil men have used proceeds from charities for their own purposes; however, let us not forget to care for the poor and needy. Lord Jesus, we realize there are many people in society who are lonely, suffering, and in great need. Pray for a heart of compassion and a heart to give freely to those who are in need. Truly seek God concerning where He desires you to give. Pray for the needy around you. Ask God to raise them out of the poverty mindset and lifestyle. Seek God about how to minister to the homeless and poor. Thank God for being your Jehovah Jireh!

Day 15: Read Colossians 3:18-25; Ephesians 6:1-4. Pray for families – married, separated, divorced. Pray for children to be obedient to parents. Pray for forgiveness, peace, and harmony in the family unit. Lord, we thank you for bringing families together during this pandemic. We pray for any broken homes, and ask that You restore relationships in the family unit. 

Day 16: Read Genesis 24:12-14; Isaiah 62:5; Proverbs 12:4; Proverbs 18:22; 2 Corinthians 6:14. Pray for the single men and women to find godly mates. Lord, do not allow your children to be deceived by imposters on dating sites. Grant Your children the discernment to expose any schemes. May they find comfort in knowing that You love and care for them. Heal Your children from failed relationships and feelings of rejection. Let them walk in total love, esteeming and preferring the other higher than self.

Day 17: Read Luke 11:27-32; John 12:47-48. Pray for today's generations and the generations to come. Pray that they will receive the witness that is before them. Just as the people of Nineveh received and believed the Word, and the queen of Sheba rose up to go and see what God was doing with Solomon, let the generations receive and believe the Word and seek out what God is doing. Ask God to draw the generations to repentance. Pray that they will surrender and commit to the heavenly vision.

Day.18: Read 1 Chronicles 29:1-20; Psalm 99:6-9. We still believe God for our own building. Pray that God will open the door to build a church that pleases Him. Pray for wisdom, favor, the location, and the resources to move forward on this project. Heavenly Father, we thank you for everyone who has sown into this ministry. We pray that what they have given towards Your purposes, will be returned to them 100-fold. We praise You that we are equipped to do ministry that will glorify Your name, and pray that You will manifest the blessing of a place to worship you. Thank you, Lord, in Jesus' name.

Day 19: Read Psalm 33; 2 Thessalonians 1. Pray for the body of Christ. Pray that this political administration sees the value of the church and all that it represents in the lives of the believers. Lord, you have all power and authority in your hands; therefore, we are accountable to You. May those who lead this nation reverence You and honor Your Word! Pray against political agendas that are anti-Christ and violate God's law. Let all we do be done in love for the Kingdom of God. Pray that God will count you worthy of your calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of Jesus will be gloried in you by the grace of God.

Day 20: Read Psalm 102:13-22; Psalm 105:7-45; Zechariah 8. Pray for Jerusalem that the people come to know Jesus Christ as the true Messiah that came to take away the sins of the world. Lord, pour out your Spirit so that the world will know that, out of your love, Jesus died for all humanity. Let all who do not know You repent and be reconciled to You. Lord, let a revival break out in our souls! Praise the name of Jesus!

Day 21: Read Psalm 98, 104 and 107:8-9. This is a day of celebration! Thank you for allowing us to complete this fast. Expect a manifestation of your prayers. Praise the Lord for all He has done!

 

 

Daniel Fast Food List

                               IMPORTANT! Take your medication as prescribed by your doctor.

 

The following foods are to be avoided.

Nothing with a face -- such as beef, pork, chicken, fish or any type of seafood.

 

DAIRY PRODUCTS

WHITE RICE

FRIED FOODS

CAFFEINE

CARBONATED BEVERAGES

UNNATURAL SUGAR SUBSTITUES

REFINED SUGAR

WHITE FLOUR

FOODS WITH YEAST

HIGH FAT FOODS

 

You may have all of the vegetables, nuts, fruits, and grains you can eat.  If you cook them, you may use virgin olive oil, peanut oil, or canola oil.  You can steam them. Your choice as to how much you would like to consume. Put your faith to work.

 

                                         FOODS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR DIET DURING THE DANIEL FAST

All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon.

All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, beans, peas, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.

All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, corn tortillas (without sugar or leaven), rice cakes, and popcorn.

All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including natural peanut butter.

All legumes. These can be canned or dried. legumes included but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.

All quality oils including but not limited to avocado, coconut, grapeseed, olive, peanut, sesame, walnut, nondairy butter.

Beverages: spring water or other pure waters, non-caffeine herbal tea.

Other: Unsweetened almond milk, natural sugars that come from fruit, nectars, or plants, coconut milk, rice milk, or soy milk; herbs, spices, salt, pepper, unsweetened coconut flakes, seasonings, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, soy products, and tofu.

 

                                                    FOODS TO AVOID ON THE DANIEL FAST

All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.

All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.

All sweeteners including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, molasses, syrups, and cane juice.

All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.

All refined and processed food products including but not limited to white rice, white flour, and with high sugar content.

All deep-fried foods (you may sauté foods in pure oils) including but not limited to potato chips and fries.  

All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard, and foods high in fat.

Beverages including but not limited to coffee, non-herbal caffeinated tea, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.

                                                          Remember, READ THE LABELS!