Since 2016, North Fresno Church has participated in a season of 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting with other church across our City. These 21 days are set aside to seek God’s heart for how to pray for our City and how to partner with God in bringing God’s Kingdom to Fresno/Clovis. We use spiritual practices like fasting, prayer, journaling, and silence to align our hearts and minds with Jesus and pray as he teaches us to pray.
As we enter 2021, the global pandemic rages, violence in our City escalates, health for all is declining, racial injustices continue, and socio-economic depravity spreads – Lord, hear our prayers and heal our land – we need God’s hand of mercy and divine strategy to pray effectively. May we spend these days tuning our hearts to God’s, praying God would open our eyes to how we are perhaps contributing to the pain of others, how we can join the Spirit’s restorative work in our City, and give us courage to better love God and love our neighbors.
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North Fresno Church Prayer Guide 2021 While we pray in separate spaces across our city, we can unite in praying along similar focus and scripture by following this guide. This Prayer Guide has been created to give us direction on what/who to pray for as well as daily scriptures to read and consider. We encourage you to use a spiral notebook or journal to write out your prayers or thoughts as you pray. This is just a springboard to help launch you into prayer, follow the Spirit’s guidance as the Spirit directs you to other scriptures, relationships or situations in our City. Please let us know how God is speaking to you during this time.
Fasting Brochure 2021 One spiritual practice we challenge you to consider is the practice of fasting. This brochure gives biblical basis for fasting as well as offers a variety of ways to engage in this practice. The beauty of fasting is its ability to quiet our body’s demands and dominance in our life and allow our spirit to rise. Oftentimes, with our body still, we can better hear God’s voice.
City-Wide Prayer The Central Valley is a unique place where pastors meet and pray with other pastors – across denominations, socio-economic and racial barriers – and work together for the health and prosperity of our City. This does not happen everywhere – we are blessed! Each night during the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, a church in Fresno/Clovis will be leading a online 30-minute time of prayer, allowing us to experience the depth and diversity of congregations across our community while acknowledging that we are One Church. Follow the link to tune into an evening service.