21 Days of Fasting and Praying

Why Do We Pray and Fast?

In today’s culture many would argue, why pray and fast? There is nothing more powerful by which followers of Jesus can change their lives. Heaven is governed by prayer, and when we pray and fast, it moves the spiritual realm around us. Fasting and prayer know no boundaries. Money, distance or even time, cannot affect the power of prayer. Followers of Jesus understand their lack and have a desperate need for more of God in their lives.

Whenever we place ourselves in a position of self-denial (food), we create warfare with the enemy and allow breakthrough with God. Now imagine that if a whole community of believers pray and fast for a period of time, how that can affect everything around us.

Please join us in 21 Days of Fasting and Praying.  It’s self-paced self-directed opportunity for you to be involved with the Festival of Hope.

For more details about fasting, please read below (the guide) or download our prayer and fasting guide.

Prayer and Fasting guide

Prayer

PRAY AS IF THEIR LIVES DEPEND ON IT…BECAUSE THEY DO!

Sundays
Pray For:
Strong foundations of prayer in our community.
​People in your own church to hunger for a deeper relationship with God.

Mondays
Pray that:
God would transform the lives of many people through the months of this Festival process.
​God’s grace would be revealed to unbelievers through the witness of Christians in our community.

Tuesdays
Pray For:
Unity among Christians as we reach out and teach others to live for Jesus.
Leaders, workers, finances, logistics, and resources to make this Festival all that God intends it to be.

Wednesdays
Pray That:
Local youth would establish deep roots in Christ and that storms will not cause them to falter or fail.
Deep desires to be strong witnesses for Christ will be born in our young people.

Thursdays
Pray That:
Participating in the Be an Andrew outreach will cause believers to pray daily and more boldly for others to know Christ.
God would raise up prayer warriors for the Festival and that we would see answers to our prayers and be encouraged.

Fridays
Pray For:
Franklin Graham, the Festival’s musicians, and ministers in our community as God uses them to affect the lives of people and draw them to Christ.
​Diligent follow-up and discipleship by local churches, protection of each new believer, an increase in Christ-centred homes, and multiplied outreach after the Festival.

Saturdays
Pray For:
Your neighbours and how you can be God’s light on your street and in your neighbourhood.
​God to do amazing things for and in the people of our region and that all the glory will be given to Him.

Love in Action

The Winter Warmer Appeal

My children, love must not be a matter of words or talk; it must be genuine, and show itself in action. This is how we may know that we belong to the realm of truth” (1 John 3:18-19, NEB)

We believe the greatest need in the community, other than the need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is to practically show the love of God to the poor and those who are the less fortunate than ourselves.

As the Lancashire Festival of Hope draws to a close and we approach the winter months, temperatures will begin to drop and many people across the region will be in need of warm clothing and other items to combat the cold weather. The Winter Warmer Appeal will allow local churches to distribute necessities to those in need in their own towns and villages through the months of October and November.

Can you and your church provide?

All items will be collected and centrally stored in Blackpool. After the Lancashire Festival of Hope comes to a close these items will be distributed across Lancashire to partnering churches as the cold weather sets in. If you are ready for a collection please call the festival office on 01253922560 to order a pick-up time.

Youth Christian Life and Witness Course

Andrew was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah.” Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. – John 2:40-42

We are calling together the youth of Lancashire to join with us for the Youth Christian Life and Witness Course in preparation for the Festival of Hope this September! Come and join with us as we look at how to grow close to God as a follower of Jesus and how we can have confidence to Be An Andrew, tell our friends about Jesus and invite them to the Festival of Hope!

Food will be provided so make sure you come hungry!

St John’s Blackpool, 8 Cedar Square, Blackpool, FY1 1BP

Register

One Hope Prayer Gathering

St. John’s Church, Cedar Square, Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HU

Christian Life and Witness Course

CLWC FAQ

Ideas Used by Pastors to Encourage Class Attendance:


CLWC Benefits

  1. Provides an Opportunity for Spiritual Renewal.
  2. Reminds Believers of the Simple Truths About Walking with God.
  3. Builds Unity in Christ’s Body as Churches in the area join together for the Course.
  4. Provides a Renewed Emphasis on Evangelism and Discipleship.
  5. Gives Believers the Practical Tools for Serving Christ.
  6. Provides Counsellors and Follow-Up Workers for The Festival.
  7. Provides the Church a Strong Foundation for Future Evangelism and Discipleship

 

Sun 2nd Sept (2pm – 6pm) Sat 8th Sept (1:30pm – 5pm) Sat 8th Sept (9:30pm – 1pm) Sat 8th Sept (9:30am – 1pm)
All Hallows Church St. Annes Baptist Church Father’s House Elim Church St. Andrews Church
All Hallows Rd, Bispham, Blackpool FY2 0AY 112 St Andrew’s Rd S, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 1PS Owen Rd, Lancaster LA1 2AP Church Rd, Leyland PR25 3EL

Kings Church Prayer Walk

Host Church/Organization Name: Kings Church Blackpool
Meeting Location: Winter Gardens

St Johns Prayer Walk

Host Church/Organization Name: St Johns Church Blackpool
Meeting Location: St Johns Church Blackpool
Ending Time: 2 hours approx

Gatehouse Prayer Walk

St Mark’s Prayer Walk

St Mark’s Church Layton
Saturday 16th June at 2.30pm
Westcliffe Drive 
Blackpool FY3 7HG

Rev’d Peter Lillicrap Vicar of St Mark’s Layton & St Luke’s Staining.

Discovery Groups Leadership Training

 

Mon 3rd
7.00-8.30pm
Tue 4th
7.00-8.30pm
Wed 5th
7.00-8.30pm
Thurs 6th
7.00-8.30pm
Fri 7th
7.00-8.30pm
Blackburn Lancaster Preston Blackpool Blackpool
The Beacon Park Road
Blackburn BB2 3DJ
The Father’s House
Owen Road Skerton Lancaster LA1 2AP
Calvary Christian Fellowship
Ward Street Lostock Hall Preston PR5 5HR
The Gatehouse
Waterloo Road Blackpool FY4 3AD
All Saints Church
36 Valeway Avenue Thornton- Cleveleys Blackpool FY5 3RN