21 Days of Prayer & Fasting
Every January for 21 Days
January 9-29, 2023
Northpark is committed to beginning the new year with 21 days of prayer and fasting. This spiritual practice helps us begin our new year with a focus on God and what he wants for us individually and as a church.
Many churches in the Fresno and Clovis area have also committed to this practice as well and we are excited to partner with them for our Fasting events and resources. For more information about what fasting is all about, see our resources below. We hope you’ll join us!
Sign Up for Daily Fasting Emails from Pastor Bob Willis
Pastor Bob Willis sends daily encouragement, instruction and Biblical insight in the days leading up to and every day during the fast. If you'd like to receive these emails, just submit your email address here!
Nightly Prayer Services
January 9 – 29, 2023
7:00 p.m. Online or In Person
Hosted by different churches every night
Every night during the 21 days of Prayer and Fasting there will be a service hosted by a different church allowing us to experience the depth and diversity of congregations across our community while acknowledging that we are One Church. These services will incorporate prayer and worship and are a great opportunity for the Church of Fresno/Clovis to gather together in unity.
These services will all be available online or in person.
We invite you to join us for 1, or 2, or all 21 as we pray for our community and believe God together for powerful results throughout 2023 and beyond. You will be encouraged, and you will be an encouragement to others as well!
Resources From Other Local Churches
Daily Video with Pastor Jim Franklin, Cornerstone Fresno:
Daily Podcast with Pastor Shawn Beaty, Clovis Hills Church:
Podcast – Shawn Beaty (*NEW LINK* – Spotify)
Fasting Resources from Valley Christian Center:
Daily Devotional and Journal for Adults
Kids Daily Fasting Devotional and Family Activities
Daily Prayers from New Covenant Community Church:
New Cov Daily Prayers
Campus Bible Church Resources (including a book recommendation):
Campus Bible Church Resources
Links to Previous Nightly Services
DAY 1: First Armenian Presbyterian
DAY 2: New Life Clovis
DAY 3: New Covenant Church
DAY 4: Campus Bible Church
DAY 5: The Word Community Church
DAY 6: Oakview Baptist Church
DAY 7: Mountain View Church
Day 8: Legacy Christian Church
Day 9: Harvest Fresno
Day 10: Bethany Church
Day 11: House of the Gospel
Day 12: Crosspoint Church
Day 13: Northwest Church
Day 14: Valley Christian Center
Day 15: New Joy Church
Day 16: Westside Church of God
Day 17: First Presbyterian Church
Day 18: Clovis Christian Church
Day 19: Northpark Community Church
Day 20: Clovis Hills Church
FAQ: What Should I Fast?
Video: Pastor Bob Speaks about Prayer and Fasting
Why should we pray and fast? What does the Bible say about fasting? How should we do it? What can we expect when we pray and fast? Find out answers to these important questions here – this is a great introduction for all.
“I feel closer to God than ever… have trusted the Lord all my life, but never as much as I have in the past few months.”
“I felt that there was a greater sense of peace in my home.”
“I quit smoking!!! Yeah… God is great!”
“God showed me how much I can really get done for Him and my family when I don’t let media get in the way.”
“Every year’s fast gets better. The extra time with God is so valuable, in terms of direction and introspection. I wonder ‘why does it take a church wide fast? Why don’t I live like this all year long?’”
“I was tempted a lot but was blessed by the extra time and the calmness that came from this. I also felt like I became more organized and was able to time manage better when I didn’t have the technology thing going on.”
“It was amazing how God helped me realize that with Him, I can give up something that seems hard to live without and let go of control [in other areas of life]. LET OTHERS IN! With God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!”
Resources for Other Churches
We have made available graphics, templates and printable nightly fasting schedules for you to use in your church.
Fresno / Clovis Prays
Fresno Prays is a prayer movement covering Fresno and Clovis California in 24/7 prayer.
As part of the ‘America Prays’ movement, churches all over Fresno and Clovis have committed to a specific day of the month to cover our city in prayer.
Northpark Community Church has committed to praying on the 12th of every month, with individuals taking 30 minute time slots.
Will you join us in prayer? Will you stand in the gap for your community? You can pray from wherever you are!
Contact Pastor Bob Fuller to sign up for a prayer time!
Watch monthly videos with community leaders: Fresno Prays YouTube Channel
For more information about Fresno Prays and America Prays, visit americaprays.org/fresnoclovis/