CIP 21-Day Fast
“House of Prayer: Raise the Standard”
This January 2018, Canada In Prayer and the 700 Club Canada are calling on the Body of Christ in Canada to fast and pray together that we as the Church will raise the standard and make Almighty God’s house a house of prayer in this 21st Century society and generation.
Join us this New Year for the “House of Prayer” 21-Day Daniel Fast from January 8th to 28th as we intercede according to Isaiah 56:7: “…these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
Please join in prayer with us, not only for yourself but for the entire Canadian Body of Christ. Below you’ll find daily prayer directives to help you focus your prayers. Together, we will see the Church raise the standard and build a HOUSE OF PRAYER for all nations!
7+7+7= 21 Days of Fasting Together with the Body of Christ across Canada
Week One: 7 Days of "Face Time"
“Then he said to me, ‘Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.’” (Daniel 10:12)
Monday, January 8th – FAST BEGINS: Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” Consecrate yourself before God for this fast; submit to Him your mind, your will, your body, and your emotions. Ask God to cleanse you from all unrighteousness, and ask Him to open up your spiritual eyes and ears to hear Him more clearly.
Tuesday, January 9th: Proverbs 16:9, “A man’s heart plans his ways. But the Lord directs his steps.” Repent for self-seeking motives; planning your own route and not seeking God for His direction in every area of your life.
Wednesday, January 10th: 2 Timothy 2:22, “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” Repent of lustful desires and for allowing your heart to become polluted with the lusts of the world. Ask Him to give you a pure heart.
Thursday, January 11th: Matthew 13:58, “Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Repent of unbelief and ask Almighty God to strengthen you in your faith walk. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17) Commit to spending time in the word during this fast.
Friday, January 12th: Ephesians 4:31, “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Repent for unforgiveness, anger, offense, and speaking words of bitterness. Acknowledge wrongs, and ask God to help you forgive and release those who have hurt you.
Saturday, January 13th: James 4:6, “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’” Repent for pride and ask God to cleanse you and give you a humble heart.
Sunday, January 14th: Romans 8:1, “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.” Pray that God will break off the spirit of condemnation. Ask Him to sharpen your spirit to recognize condemnation and take authority over thoughts of regret, guilt and self-reproach. Pray for a renewed confidence toward God going into the second week of this fast.
Week Two: 7 Days of "Face Book"
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
Monday, January 15th: John 14:10-11, “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.” Meditate on Jesus’ claims about Himself and all that He revealed about the Father, and on the great works that He accomplished while He was on earth. As you pray, remember and stand on the truth that it is not we who do the works, but the Father Himself who works through us.
Tuesday, January 16th: Isaiah 26:3-4, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.” Ask the Holy Spirit to remove any doubt, fear and past hurts that may be blocking you and His Church from fully trusting God, and enable you/the Church to appropriate His peace and strength.
Wednesday, January 17th: John 14:13-14, “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” Pray that you personally as well as the Body of Christ in Canada will approach the Father confidently, in Jesus’ name and according to His Word, with full assurance of faith, believing that it shall be done.
Thursday, January 18th: Hebrews 10:19-23, “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Stand on the promise of scripture that, because of the work that Jesus finished on the cross, we can enter the Holy of Holies, be cleansed, and appropriate God’s promises. Pray that the Canadian Church will hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering.
Friday, January 19th: Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Intercede that as a Body we will acknowledge and seek the Lord in all things and trust Him to direct us into His perfect will for our families, our churches, our communities and our nation, as we walk in obedience.
Saturday, January 20th: Matthew 17:19-21, “Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, ‘Why could we not cast it out?’ So Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.’” Repent for unbelief both personally and corporately. Ask Almighty God to give His Church a fresh revelation and understanding of “faith like a mustard seed”, and to help us determine to have that kind of active faith. Pray that our prayer and fasting will give us authority in the Spirit to cast out demons and perform miracles!
Sunday, January 21st: Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Intercede that we as believers across the nation will fully commit every area of our lives to God, believing that He will strengthen and uphold us. Ask the Lord to help us lay down our fear and declare with full conviction that He is our God and our Help. Pray for His power and Word to operate in our lives and in His Body in a greater way as our faith rises to attention!
Week Three: 7 Days of "Going Viral"
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:35-36)
Monday, January 22nd: Psalm 18:29, “For by You I can run against a troop, by my God I can leap over a wall.” God has equipped His Body with power and strength. Choose today to pray for every situation in your life, community and this nation with boldness and power!
Tuesday, January 23rd: Romans 8:37, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” There is no victory without a battle. Through Christ, the battle has been won! Choose today to take the sword of the Word and fight offensively for yourself, for your family, and for Canada!
Wednesday, January 24th: Zechariah 4:6, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.” Ask God to break off distractions that would try to discourage and restrict the vision of serving Him. Acknowledge your need and the Canadian Church’s need for the Holy Spirit, and ask Him to help us live fearlessly knowing He is on our side – who can be against us?
Thursday, January 25th: Mark 16:17, “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” God has given us power over darkness in the mighty name of Jesus! Pray for the Body of Christ in Canada, that we will walk in the full identity and authority of Jesus Christ to perform signs, wonders and miracles for His glory!
Friday, January 26th: 2 Corinthians 2:14, “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” Pray for the Canadian Body, that we will appropriate the fullness of Christ. Pray that the Church will continue to grow in numbers and in spreading the knowledge of God in our communities and spheres of influence. When we go in the name of Jesus, we cannot fail!
Saturday, January 27th: Deuteronomy 20:4, “…for the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.” Pray for the Church in Canada that we will recognize the power in unity. Pray for believers to come together and unite in prayer knowing that the Lord goes before us into battle!
Sunday, January 28th – FAST ENDS: Acts 12:5-7, “Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison. Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, ‘Arise quickly!’ And his chains fell off his hands.” Rejoice in the breakthrough that was achieved over this 21 days, and praise God for raising up His Church as a house of prayer for all nations! Pray for this prayer movement to ignite across Canada, and for a great revival to bring in a harvest of souls for the Kingdom of God. Celebrate the victory through Jesus Christ!
Please share your “House of Prayer” stories – What did God speak to you in prayer during this fast, and where do you see Him raising the standard in Canada?