January 4-24, 2021
We invite you to join with us as we utilize our new 2021 Prayer & Fasting Guide. This guide will walk you through daily scriptures, themes, and questions to lead you into a deeper connection with God. We have the opportunity during these 21 days to encounter God more deeply through various types of physical discipline. Whether you choose to fast (deprive) yourself from types of food, social media, time, or other consuming items in your life, this is the moment of 2021 to put God first.
Fasting is not a discipline just for adults. Children and youth have the maturity and ability to fast also (when appropriate by medical professionals). We have provided you also with a 21 Day guide for you to pray through for and with your child. In our Hydrate Kids Group on Facebook, parents can share the daily videos of kids scripture inspirations with their kids to help encourage them during this time also. For your youth, check the Crave Instagram & Facebook accounts for daily posts.
January 4: Focus
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:2 (NIV)
Question: How can you start focusing more on what matters most to God?
January 5: Prayer and Fasting
So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
Daniel 9:3 (NIV).
Question: What do you need to bring to God in prayer during this time?
January 6: Grace
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.
Ephesians 2:8 (ESV)
Question: God’s gift of grace is available for you. How has he been gracious to you?
January 7: Presence
I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Revelation 3:20 (NIV)
Question: If you could sit down to dinner with Jesus, what would you ask or say to him?
January 8: Courage
Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.
Matthew 10:32 (NIV)
Question: How are you being courageous in your faith and acknowledgement of God before others?
January 9: Humility
It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.
2 Corinthians 3:5 (NLT)
Question: How is God, step-by-step, equipping you to accomplish something that once seemed impossible?
January 10: Perseverance
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
James 1:3 (NLT).
Question: In what ways has God shown you that what you’re enduring has a purpose?
January 11: Trust
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Matthew 6:27 (NIV).
Question: What burdens keep you up at night that God would gladly carry for you? Take a minute to give it over to God.
January 12: Surrender
Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.
Mark 14:36 (NLT)
Question: What is one thing in your life you can surrender to God? Take that one step of surrender and give it to God.
January 13: Temptation
Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.
Hebrews 2:18 (NLT)
Question: What test are you walking through right now? Take a minute to talk to God about it.
January 14: Strength
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:10–11 (NLT).
Question: What piece of God’s armor do you need most right now, and why?
January 15: Faith
If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
Matthew 17:20-21 (NIV)
Question: If you knew God would move mountains, what would you believe him for?
January 16: Peace
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 (NIV)
Question: When have you felt a sense of peace that didn’t make sense, considering your circumstances?
January 17: The Right Time
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NLT)
Question: How might you be trying to rush God’s timing?
January 18: Contentment
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV).
Question: How does finding things to be thankful for,
even in bad circumstances, lead to contentment
January 19: Hope
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV).
Question: Considering this verse, how does it affect your attitude towards life’s ups and downs?
January 20: Talents
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
Romans 12:6 (NIV)
Question: Why do you think God has given you the talents he has?
January 21: Renewal
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Romans 12:2 (NIV).
Question: In what ways do you take time to be renewed daily?
January 22: All Things New
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV).
Question: What old things in your life has God changed into something new? Take a minute to thank him for all he has done.
January 23: Fasting
Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice, and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and break every yoke?
Isaiah 58:6-7 (NIV).
Question: What has God been doing during this time to prepare you for ministering to others?
January 24: Resolve
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
1 Peter 5:10 (NIV).
Question: How has God restored you and made you stronger during this time? What will you take with you going into Day 22?