THE BIBLE + PRAYER
In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 is says ‘Pray without ceasing’, we know that can seem overwhelming, although it doesn’t need to be. What its saying is include God in your every day. Like we have to communicate with one another to have a relationship, we need to talk (pray) to God to have relationship with Him. And to make it strong, prayer needs to happen continually. Your worries, your challenges, your joys and achievements – talk to God about it daily.
We have a team of committed and supportive people ready to pray for your request - this is our prayer chain. If you are interested to join this team talk to us to discuss further.
If you would like others to pray for your prayer request, let us know so we can pray.
Fasting is a spiritual practice that enables us to grow in our relationship with God.
It's purpose is to set aside a specific span of time for restricting certain foods or practices as a physical commitment to seek God through deeper personal engagement and fervent prayer. God’s people would often fast and pray for Divine help in times of crisis.
Read 2 Chronicles 20:3; Esther 4:16; and Daniel 9:3 for more insights.
You drink only liquids, typically water with optional light juices.
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 6:00am to 3:00pm, or from sunup to sundown.
Involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, a pseudo vegan fast, during which you remove meat, sweets and bread from your diet, consume water and juice for fluids, and fruits and vegetables for food.
A great option if you do not have much experience fasting from food; have health issues that prevent you from fasting food; or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.
On the upcoming National Day of Prayer and Fasting, why don’t you substitute that one meal of the day by taking communion and standing in prayer on God’s promises.
TYPES OF FASTING
WHAT IS FASTING?
Our Prime Minister and his family
Government Leadership; Federal,
State, Territory and Councils,
The sick and vulnerable
Frontline health workers
Businesses and Employment
The Australian and Global Economy
Unity of our nation
Our Churches, Pastors and the Gospel
to be shared
"Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."
Matthew 18:19-20 NIV
As an ACC movement we are encouraging everyone to pray at 1900hrs (7:00pm) each night
from wherever you are; regarding the current health crisis of COVID-19.
As a church we have seen and continue to see the power of prayer.
God encourages us to join together and pray.
"Prayer is the engine room of our church" - Pastor James.
READING THE BIBLE
The bible is our instruction manual in life. It says in 2 Timothy 3:16
'All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.'
It is a way for God to speak to you.
We encourage you to take a look and read it today!
Don't have a bible? Don't know where to start? Download the You Version bible app for some great reading plans.