Pastors Thom and Shelby and the families of the Garden invite you to join in our annual time of corporate prayer and fasting. While there are many ways to fast, effectiveness can be increased as we seek God as a body. (2 Chronicles 7:14, Acts 27:33-37) We’ll be fasting specific types of food and focusing our prayers during each week of the fast.

During this time, be encouraged that hundreds from the Garden family are fasting and seeking God with you and millions of believers around the world are also participating in different types of fasts at start of the year…all believing for a great move of God!

JAN 1-7
FAST BREAD
JAN 8-14
FAST BREAD AND SWEETS
JAN 15-21
FAST BREAD, SWEETS, AND MEAT

Our annual fast always results in powerful testimonies of mended hearts, healed bodies, restored lives, and renewed vision. True to His Word, God responds to our obedience when we fast. (Ezra 8:21, Isaiah 58:6, Matthew 6:16-18, Mark 9:29) Our lives, and the Garden as a whole, will never be the same!

Those previously diagnosed with a medical condition directly effected by your diet should consult your doctor before beginning a fast.  If you are truly physically unable to participate in any portion of our corporate fast, ask God how you can adjust your diet and lifestyle to deny your flesh and focus on Him, and participate in this time of fasting and prayer with us.

If you’re new to biblical fasting, the links below may provide helpful information. During our annual fast, some may feel led to fast more foods than listed in the weekly schedule above, and most will be led to fast habits that may detract from this time of focus.  No matter the extent of your fast, we firmly believe in the power of unity and encourage everyone to continue to pray for each weekly emphasis.

“Fasting” by Jentezen Franklin

Fasting resources by Pastor Jentezen Franklin of Free Chapel

“A Commonsense Guide to Fasting” by Kenneth E. Hagin

BibleGateway topical search for fasting

YouVersion Bible 21-Day Fast reading plan

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