January 8-28, 2023
Every year, millions of people make promises to themselves and those they love to change for the better, yet they break those promises a few weeks (or sometimes days) later. We spend so much energy looking for our best life only to experience so much heartache when we don’t find what we’re looking for. Perhaps we’re looking in the wrong place! The 21 Day Challenge is a time where we intentionally seek God every day as we believe for Him to move in powerful ways.
21 Days of Prayer
21 Days of Bible Reading
If you sense 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. As you practice seeking Him first, He will move on your behalf like never before. You will start to see the power of prayer impact your relationships, work, family, and every area of your life. Whether you join us in person or online, we would love for you to be part of 21 Days of Prayer.
Along with prayer and fasting, we will commit to getting to know God better through a daily 15-minute devotional which will help us grow in the areas of our lives that matter most to Him.
Monday's - Friday's from 6:00AM - 6:30AM
Saturday's from 9:00AM - 10:00AM
City Hope Church Auditorium
103 S 13th St, Murphysboro, IL 62966
How We Study
Pick up a 21 Day Devotional in the commons on the weekend. This content is meant to guide you on a journey of pursuing God first. We encourage you to take this seriously. Put your heart into it, even if you don’t see immediate results, and watch what God will do.
21 Days of Fasting
During this challenge, we will commit to growing closer to God through discipline in the form of fasting food or something else we use on a daily basis, so we can identify God as our true priority.
"Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land."
2 CHRONICLES 7:14
How we fast. You may be happy to know there is more than one kind of fast. Especially if you’ve never fasted before, we advise you to consult your doctor before taking on a complete fast or certain selective fasts. Here are four primary ways to fast:
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 abstain from meat, sweets, and bread, only consuming 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 sunrise to sunset.
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 lives that are out of balance. For instance, some might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, carefully bringing that element back into their lives in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.