As the Church of the City family we will begin 2022 with our annual practice spent in an intentional time of prayer & fasting. We have found this practice to be necessary and important as many of us are desperate for breakthrough, something that a practice of fasting brings forth. We are asking, “what is God waiting to pour out on our church, or our city or our lives if we would seek him through prayer & fasting?”
We’ve seen instances in the Bible when a community of people fast together, asking for the Lord’s direction (Lev. 23:27). This season of fasting together as a church will unify us as we collectively assume a posture of receiving from God by turning over our plates. As C.H. Spurgeon once reflected about a time of fasting in community with his congregation; “never has heaven’s gates stood wider; never have our hearts been nearer the central glory.”
Some of the most encouraging words that we can read as we prepare to enter into this season are found in Acts 13:2, which reads, “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said…” We are encouraged and invigorated to know that our time of dedicating ourselves to the Lord in this way will result in us actually hearing from Him!
We are excited to have our formation journals follow along with this practice as well. Our 2022 formation journals will be available for pick up, as well as digital download, at the end of December.
Each day during our fast, we will have devotionals and Scripture reading that will be available in our formation journals, as well as on our COTC daily video content. Our hope is for this content to encourage you as you navigate this fast, connecting you with others in our family who are journeying alongside you. The formation journal is designed to be an easily accessible addition to the experience, and is available for pick up in person or online at the end of December. Register to receive our daily video devotionals by texting “COTCDAILY” to 855-615-6150.
Download our digital version of the 2022 formation journal at the link below! These journal will work alongside our daily video devotionals and our 21 days content. Additionally, we now have a special edition version for elementary-aged kids the coincides with the adult version.