21 Day Fast


Join the 180° Church as we begin the New Year with fasting and prayer. Each Sunday we will pray and seek God as a Church family. This guide will give you information on What To Do, Fasting, Daily Prayer Topics, Reading The Bible and Scriptures. The fast will begin January 10th and will conclude January 31st.  

Detroit Times: 9:30 a.m. prayer, 10:00 a.m. service, and 11:30 a.m. service.  

Pontiac Times: 1:00 p.m. prayer and 1:30 p.m. service 

The reason for prayer and fasting is to grow closer to God and to seek His will. Through prayer and fasting you will find a sense of clarity on what you are seeking from God. You will also find a closeness with God. As you set aside the things of this world and seek God you will find peace.  


Before you begin fasting there are a few things you will need. First, you will need a Bible (A physical Bible or digital Bible). Second, a journal and pen. Third, set specific time aside each day for prayer. Fourth, follow the daily prayer guide. Lastly, join us each Wednesday and Sunday as we come together corporately for prayer.  


Please consult your physician and seek God before starting any fast. When you abstain from things, mainly food, you are relying on God to get you through each day. Fasting is the reliance on God for all things. Many throughout the Bible have fasted. Moses fasted while on the Mountain writing the Ten Commandments with God. (Deuteronomy 9:9). Daniel fasted while seeking a vision from God. (Daniel 10:1-3). Jesus fasted with being tempted by Satan in the wilderness. (Matthew 4:1-2). These are just a couple of examples of those who fasted.  

We encourage you during these 21 days to read your Bible and look up the scriptures of others who fasted. As you read you will see how God answered prayers of each person who fasted.  


  • COMPLETE FAST: A complete fast is where you give up all foods and drink only liquids. Typically just water and juices.  
  • SELECTIVE FAST: This is the fast that is called the Daniel fast. Daniel gave up meats, sweets and bread. Daniel ate only fruits and vegetables and drank water and juices.  
  • PARTIAL FAST: This is where you set a specific time each day to fast. Typically the fast consists from sunup to sundown.  
  • SOUL FAST: This fast is giving up anything that takes time away from God. In giving up luxuries you will clear your mind of the things of this world and refocus your mind on the things of God. Some examples of a soul fast are TV, social media, music or anything else that replaces your time with God.  


Each day we will focus on a specific area of prayer. Below are a list of topics we will be focusing on corporately.  

DAY ONE: God’s will and direction for the New Year for the church. God’s will and direction for my life as an individual. (Proverbs 16:9: The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps) 

DAY TWO: Government and those in authority. Starting with Federal Government thru our local Government. (1 Timothy 2:1-4 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.) 

DAY THREE: Unity in the church. Prayer for the church leaders. (Psalm 133:1 A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!) 

DAY FOUR: Unity in the families. Strength in the families. The sanctity of the family and marriages to be restored. (Genesis 2:24: Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.) 

DAY FIVE: Youth and young adults. Wisdom and guidance. (Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.)  

DAY SIX: Teachers, administrators, schools and Biblical standards to be reinstated in our schools and colleges. (Proverbs 1:8 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching) 

DAY SEVEN: Gifts of the spirit to be evident. Clarity of your personal spiritual growth. (1 Corinthians 12:1-31 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts.) 

DAY EIGHT: Prayer against the temptations of this world. (Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”) 

DAY NINE: Prayers for the frontline workers. EMT, Police, Firefighters, hospital staff, and Military. (Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.) 

DAY TEN: T.H.E.M: Transportation, Housing, Education and Entrepreneurship and Medical and Mental Illness. (Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.) 

DAY ELEVEN: To tear down the strongholds in your life. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,) 

DAY TWELVE: Salvation of friends, family and coworkers (Romans10:9 Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.) 

DAY THIRTEEN: To be the light God created us to be and to spread the Good News of Jesus. (Ephesians 6:15 And, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.) 

DAY FOURTEEN: Homeless, widows and orphans (James 1:27  

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.) 

DAY FIFTEEN: Prayer for good health (3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.) 

DAY SIXTEEN: Believing for provision for Detroit, Pontiac, Saginaw and Flint. (Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.) 

DAY SEVENTEEN: For financial stability and for jobs for those unemployed. (Psalm 90:17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!) 

DAY EIGHTTEEN: Prayer for those participating in the 21 fast. That they would be strengthened during this time. (Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.) 

DAY NINETEEN: Sick and elderly. Prayer for healing and restoration. (James 5:14-16 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.) 

DAY TWENTY: Stronger relationship with God and new understanding of the Word. (Ephesians 1:17-19 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might) 

DAY TWENTY-ONE: Prayer for strength and courage to go forth throughout this New Year. (Ephesians 4:22-24 To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.) 


If you struggle reading the Bible we recommend using the YouVersion Bible App. There are many different reading plans that pertain to fasting. Below are a few specific to 21 Day Fasting 


Matthew 6:18 ESV: that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.  

Acts 13:3 ESV: Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. 

Luke 2:37 ESV: and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 

Psalm 35:13 ESV: But I, when they were sick— I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest. 

James 5:16 ESV: Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working 

Psalm 69:10 ESV: When I wept and humbled my soul with fasting, it became my reproach 

Joel 2:12 ESV: “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning 

Nehemiah 1:4 ESV: As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. 

Daniel 10:2 ESV In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks. 3I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks 

Acts 14:23 ESV: And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed. 

Philippians 4:6 ESV: do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 

Matthew 6:6 ESV: But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV: pray without ceasing 

Ephesians 6:18 ESV: praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints 

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