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January 10 – January 30

21 Days of
Prayer &
Fasting

Spiritual Transformation

Join Us

In-Person:
Monday – Friday in the Sanctuary
Mornings from 6:30am to 7:30am
Evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Online:
Monday – Friday on Facebook Live
Mornings from 8:30am – 9am

Prayer Goals for 2021

It is a year we are believing God to bring Spiritual Transformation to our City, but that transformation must begin with ourselves individually and our church corporately so that God can use us to be a catalyst for change in our City. Therefore, the three areas of focus for our time of 21 days of prayer and fasting for 2021 are:

 

  1. Individually – that the people of Vertical Church will see a year of growth through spiritual transformation and become more  like Christ. Rom 8:29-30, Rom 12:2, 2 Cor 3:18
  2. Corporately – that the people of Vertical Church experience a year where the Church Body bonds become stronger and stronger relationally and spiritually. As the corporate Body forms, we will become more mature and experience more of the fullness of Christ in unity and spiritual effectiveness. That the community of followers at Vertical would not lack in any spiritual gifts but be fully supplied to advance our mission. Eph 4:11-16, 1 Cor 1:7, 1 Cor 12
  3. Transformation for the City of West Haven politically, economically, socially, and spiritually – that the City would experience breakthrough and changes that impact the lives of the people of West Haven. That the City would come out from under state control and oversight so that the elected officials can manage and run West Haven affairs without bureaucratic control. That there would be an economic revival in the City. That the social fabric of the City would be robust, causing healthy relationships in families and among citizens to foster a strong community spirit. That barriers to the gospel would come down to see many turned from darkness to light and come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. And that God would open a great and effectual door for the work of the gospel and spiritual transformation. 1 Cor 16:9, Eph 6:19-20, Rev 3:7, Jer 29:7

Prayer

As you prepare for the next 21 days, it can be tempting to start thinking of a laundry list of prayers you’d love to see answered. But we really want to encourage you to keep this simple. Stay focused on the prayer goals and zone in on those with God.

When praying, make your primary goal to know Jesus more and experience Him. Pray prayers of total surrender, and aim to glorify God with your life. Focus first on what’s right about Him, such as his goodness and His greatness, and see everything else through that filter.

And most simply, make time to pray daily. Don’t over-complicate this! Just talk to God. Have that place and time where you can seek Him every day. If you don’t plan to pray, you won’t. If you find it a challenge to disconnect from the busyness of your day, engaging in worship music is a great way to prepare your heart for prayer.

Fasting

During this season of 21 Days of Prayer, we encourage fasting as a spiritual next step that can bring clarity and revelation into your life. You can also choose to fast at other times of the year as you seek God.

Do not let what you eat or do not eat become the focus of your fast. Keep the main thing the main thing, which is drawing closer to God. Remember, this is a time to disconnect enough from your regular patterns and habits in order to connect more closely to God.

Daily Devotionals

To help you during the fast, our Pastoral Staff Team has selected scriptures and written devotionals for you to read, pray, and reflect on each day. They will also be sharing their devotions live each weekday morning at 8:30am on Facebook Live.

The Power To Change Our Lives

The Power To Change Our Lives

It's a new year. We all come into the year with aspirations and desires for change. There are areas in all our lives we want to see growth and improvement in. But, if we're honest, we can become discouraged by our inability to produce any real and lasting change....

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From Faith to Faith

From Faith to Faith

To a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, faith is a very precious thing. According to our verse today, It's what we live by. Faith, simply defined, is "Trusting that God and His Word are true and committing to live by that." As we grow in the Lord, our thoughts,...

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Growing Means Knowing

Growing Means Knowing

When you were a kid, did you ever play dress-up – putting on your parent’s clothes and pretending to be all grown up? Young girls want to wear makeup and pretty dresses while young boys want to shave and tie a tie. I remember as a young boy watching my father shave...

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It Starts At The Heart

It Starts At The Heart

Have you ever left a marker out too long and it dried up? The marker gets hard, and you can no longer write with it. In fact, you can still try to make the marker go through the motions of writing, but it will produce nothing. The only solution is to get a new marker....

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Saul to Paul (Part One – Humility)

Saul to Paul (Part One – Humility)

Our theme this year for our 21 days of prayer and fasting is "Spiritual Transformation," and in my three devotions, we will be looking at the Apostle Paul, formerly, known as Saul. One of the greatest examples of a life that has been transformed by Jesus is Saul of...

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Expect a Miracle

Expect a Miracle

The tumor was consuming, birthed in her pelvis; it had slowly wrapped itself around her side and clung to the spine. The dusty dirt floors and humid Honduran air seemed to emphasize the urgency of her condition as she lay there on a thin mattress, trapped under the...

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No More Dry Seasons

No More Dry Seasons

Have you ever experienced a dry season – a time when everything seemed hard, and no matter how much effort you made, nothing seemed to go your way? It's the time when you lacked vitality, and you felt like you were just going through the motions of life. Dry seasons...

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Grow in Grace

Grow in Grace

Have you ever planted a garden? Gardening takes time. Gardening is a process. In fact, the seed you start with is not the plant you end up with. They look nothing alike. Plants grow in small increments. So much so that you barely even notice the changes until several...

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Night of Worship

We conclude our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting with a Night of Worship on Friday, January 29 at 7pm in the Sanctuary. 

Seating is limited. Reserve your spot on Monday, January 25 at 8pm.