If you sense that God has more for your life, 21 Days of Prayer is a great place to start believing Him for all that He has for you. Each day you will put seeking God first into practice, and when you do this, He will start working on your behalf like never before. You will see a difference in your relationships, your work, your family and every area of your life. It is then that you will best be able to spread His love to others. We would love for you to join us in January and August as we pray for the needs of our city, nation, families, and homes.


The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.


At Anchor, we encourage fasting for 21 days each year in the January and August. This is part of a season of focused prayer as a church family. You may also choose to fast at other times during the year for your own spiritual development. It’s very typical to fast a single meal, a whole day, or three days or more. The timing of your fast is not as important as the strength of your focus on Him as you fast.

Scripture References



This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.


This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.


This fast is sometimes called the Jewish Fast and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.


This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting food, who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.

prayer topics:


1. Personal Intimacy with God

Psalm 95:6-8


2. Education (Schools, Teachers, and Administrators)

Proverbs 1:5-9


3. The Church (Revival)

Ephesians 1:17-19


4. Family (Health & Strength)

Deuteronomy 6:6-9


5. Businesses

Isaiah 60:1-5


6. Government (Local and National)

1 Timothy 2:1-4


7. Strong Marriages

Hebrews 13:4


8. Peace

Philippians 4:7


9. Anchor Leadership

Numbers 27:17-19


10. Missions (Local & Foreign)

Matthew 9:36


11. Adoption & Foster Care

Psalm 68:6


12. Authentic Community

Hebrews 10:24-25


13. News Media (Radio, TV, Print, and Internet)

2 Thessalonians 3:1-3


14. First Responders

Psalm 33:12-20


15. Racial reconciliation

Ephesians 4:1-3


16. The Lost (In our community)

Matthew 9:36-38


17. Creativity in Gospel advancement

Exodus 31:2-4


18. Anchor Kids

Luke 18:15-17


19. Next venue

Matthew 18:19


20. Students and young adults

Psalm 144:12


21. Local churches

Acts 16:5