CIP 21-Day Fast
“God is Not Dead in Canada!”
From January 9-29, 2017, Canada In Prayer and the 700 Club Canada are calling on the Body of Christ in Canada to fast and intercede together for the Kingdom of God to be revealed in Canada and in every area of our lives. Our theme for 2017 is “God is Not Dead in Canada”, and it is anchored on the biblical truth found in Matthew 6:33; “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” The purpose for this national “call to kneel” is to bring spiritual transformation to our nation.
As you participate in this Daniel Fast, we encourage you to pray the following prayer directives not only for yourself, but for the entire Canadian Body of Christ…
7+7+7= 21 Days of Fasting Together with the Body of Christ across Canada
Week One: 7 Days of Humble Posture
“With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. You will save the humble people; But Your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them down.” (2 Samuel 22:27-28)
January 9th – 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.
January 10th: 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.
January 11th: 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.
January 12th: 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.
January 13th: 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, and speaking words of bitterness. Acknowledge wrongs, and ask God to help you forgive and release those who have hurt you.
January 14th: 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.
January 15th: 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.
Week Two: 7 Days of Seeking First the Kingdom
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)
What are you seeking after? Is it God first, or have other things become a distraction?
January 16th: James 4:7-8a, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” In your posture of humility, submit to God, resist the devil, and then come before Him seeking communion with Him. Ask not for “things”, but simply for His presence and for Him to draw near to you.
January 17th: 1 John 2:3, “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.” What is God’s perfect will for your life? Following His commands will reveal what He desires from you and for you. Ask Him for His help and strength to follow His commands and to trust Him completely for every area of your life.
January 18th: 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.” How much do you trust God? Have you completely surrendered every area of your life? Ask the Holy Spirit to remove any doubt and fear that may be blocking you from fully trusting God, and enable you to appropriate His peace and strength.
January 19th: Genesis 5:24, “And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” Pray for greater intimacy with God. Enoch walked so intimately with God that God took him to Himself! The Heavenly Father knows every intimate thing about your life. Nothing is hidden from Him and yet He loves you with an everlasting love. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you draw closer to God and develop an intimate walk with Him like Enoch had.
January 20th: 1 John 3:24, “Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.” Celebrate the Holy Spirit today; ask Him to help you hear His voice and recognize His direction more clearly.
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.” Choose today to commit every area of concern and every issue you’re facing to God. Ask the Lord to reveal the things that you haven’t turned over to Him, and pray for His power to operate in your life in a greater way!
January 22nd: Zechariah 10:12, “‘So I will strengthen them in the Lord, and they shall walk up and down in His name,’ says the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 12:9, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” Ask God to reveal those areas where you have operated in your own strength. Acknowledge your weakness and ask Him to be strong through you.
Week Three: 7 Days of Declaration
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)
January 23rd: Exodus 34:6, “And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished…’” Declare that God is merciful and just. Pray that He will show compassion to those whose hearts are truly seeking Him, and that His justice will be done in the lives of those who deliberately stir up unrighteousness in our nation.
January 24th: Isaiah 6:3, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” Declare that God is holy. Pray that His Church will be holy and “without spot or wrinkle” (Eph. 5:27) in preparation for Christ’s return. Intercede that Canada will be filled with His glory!
January 25th: Exodus 14:24-25, “Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the Lord looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians. And He took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, ‘Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the Lord fights for them against the Egyptians.’” Declare that God is a warrior and fights for His people. Ask Him to wage war against our enemies both personally and corporately, and bring supernatural victory!
January 26th: 1 John 4:8b-10, “God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” Declare that God is Love. Agree that we as believers and as His Body will perceive that love in a greater way, receive it, and then walk in it by obeying His commands and building His Kingdom.
January 27th: Deuteronomy 7:9, “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments…” Declare that God is faithful. In believing faith, intercede that every promise He has made to you and to the Body of Christ in Canada will be fulfilled and that we will see it manifested in our generation!
January 28th: 1 John 4:14-15, “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” Declare that Jesus Christ is the Saviour of all mankind. Pray that the Spirit of Adoption will be released in Canada and that God will send forth labourers into his harvest field to bring many souls into the Kingdom. Cry out for revival in our nation!
January 29th – FAST ENDS: Revelation 19:6, “And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, ‘Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!’” Declare that God is Omnipotent and that He reigns in Canada! Celebrate the victory He has brought through this fast. Declare that He has dominion from the river to ends of the earth (Psalm 72:8) and that He will be glorified in us, in His Church, in our nation and to the ends of the earth!
Please share your “God is not dead” stories – In the midst of the challenges facing our society, where do you see God at work in Canada?