"Watch and Pray"

January 3, 2021 to January 23, 2021

“I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled."
Daniel 10:3 KJV

If you have any known medical conditions or suspect such conditions, consult your doctor before beginning.

Pastor Terrance Youmans, Senior Pastor
700 Exchange St.  ♦ Rochester, NY 14608  ♦ (585)-454-3270  ♦  www.colfc.org

Message from Our Senior Pastor
In John 4:34, Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.” Jesus, being weary of the journey, understood that the great design of His life was to do the will of God. God created us for the same purpose. We have sailed through a crucible and we are grateful for the Father’s faithfulness.
God desires for us to be healthy, so we must Engage, Connect, and Grow.

In this New Season, my desire for our church is to

  • Engage and commune with our Father so that He may instruct, guide, and strengthen us individually as well as corporately in this New Year.
  • Connect in authentic community, sharing the joys as well as the struggles of life, praying and fasting together, believing God for big things.
  • Grow by studying the biblical truth of God’s word, which inspires, and actively apply His truth to our lives with enthusiasm

Remember that our Father is BIG, therefore we are BIG as well…Born Into Greatness.

Intentionally  Praying and Fasting guides us into having wonderful encounters with God that change our lives for the better. You are invited to journey with me and take advantage of the opportunity for prayer , to have honest communication with the Father, and fasting , which heightens our spiritual awareness to listen. These Spiritual
disciplines will enlarge our capacity to hear from God and discern His will for our lives, personally as well as corporately, providing the answers we need for the future.

God Bless You, 
Pastor Terrance Youman

FASTING FRAMEWORK
Simply stated, biblical fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose. The idea is to be realistic, NOT legalistic. Focus on the details of connecting with God rather than the details of the menu, and you will discover the blessings of fasting. The details are not as important as the spirit in which you participate.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3RD BEGIN THE “DANIEL FAST”
The FAST begins when you rise.
Over the next 21 days your meals should consist of fruits and vegetables. Substitute your regular food intake with those disciplines that help you better connect with God; reading the Bible, praying and journaling. The overall goal is to experience a genuine hunger for spending time with God.

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS NIGHTS DURING FAST @ 6 PM CORPORATE PRAYER
Corporate prayer is an important part of the fast. The church will meet each Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6pm to pray together. When we pray together the effects can be very positive. Corporate prayer edifies and unifies us as we share our common faith.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23rd END OF DANIEL FAST
Join us the last night for corporate prayer.

FOODS TO ENJOY (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO)
Focus on the details of connecting with God rather than the details of the menu and you will discover the blessings of fasting.

  • ALL FRUITS (FRESH, FROZEN, DRIED OR CANNED)
  • ALL VEGETABLES (FRESH, FROZEN, DRIED OR CANNED)
  • LEGUMES: Black Eyed Peas, Black Beans, Dried Beans, Green Beans, Green Peas, Kidney
    Beans, Lentils, Peas, Pinto Beans, Split Peas
  • WHOLE GRAINS: Whole Wheat, Brown Rice, Millet, Quinoa, Oats, Rolled Oats, Plain Oatmeal (Not Instant), Barley, Grits (No Butter), Whole Wheat Pasta, Whole Wheat Tortillas, Plain Rice Cakes
  • BEVERAGES: 100% Fruit and Vegetable Juices, Black Coffee (optional), Herbal Tea, Water
  • OTHER: Quality Oils: Olive, Canola, Grape Seed, Peanut and Sesame Herbs, Seasonings, Soy Products, Spices, Tofu, and Vinegar

Foods to Avoid

  • All Animal Products, Including All Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs…
  • Caffeine, Specialty Coffee, Mochas, Cappuccinos, Carbonated Beverages
  • Sodas, Energy Drinks, Alcohol
  • Refined Sugar, Sugar Substitutes, Raw Sugar, Syrups, Molasses
  • Cane Juice
  • White Rice
  • All Leavened Breads, White Flour, White Bread, Baked Goods
  • All Dairy, Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Cream, Mayonnaise
  • All Fried Foods, Refined Foods, Processed Food
  • Food Additives and Artificial Sweeteners
  • Hydrogenated Oils, Lard, Margarine, Shortening, Butter
  • Foods High In Fat

The details are not as important as the spirit in which you participate

January 2021  (Day 1 - 11)

Sunday,  January 3rd         
Psalm 99:1 -- Praise & Worship 

Monday, January 4th    
Psalm 55:22 -- Business

Tuesday,  January 5th      
Isaiah 57:19 -- Comfort

Wednesday, January 6th 
Mark 16:17 -- Delegated Authority

Thursday, January 7th    
Psalm 56:13 -- Deliverance 

Friday,  January 8th        
John 14:13-14  -- Binding & Loosing

Saturday,  January 9th  
Hebrews 11:6 -- Faith

Sunday,  January 10th      
Jeremiah 31:13 -- Comfort

Monday, January 11th    
Ephesians 4:31-32  --  Forgiveness

Tuesday,  January 12th
Psalm 125:2  -- God’s Presence

Wednesday, January 13th  
Psalm 16:11 -- Guidance

 

The details are not as important as the spirit in which you participate

January 2021 ( Day 12 - Day 23)

Thursday, January 14th      
Proverbs 30:5 -- Protection

Friday,  January 15th        
Psalm 42:11 -- Healing

Saturday,  January 16th     
I Thessalonians 3:12 13 -- Brotherly Love

Sunday,  January 17th      
Deuteronomy 30:1-7 -- Direction & Promise

Monday, January 18th    
II Thessalonians 3:16 -- Peace

Tuesday,  January 19th      
Psalm 1:2-3  -- Prosperity

Wednesday, January 20th 
Luke 10:19 -- Boldness

Thursday, January 21st  
I John 1:9  -- Confession

Friday,  January 22nd         
John 15:7 -- Confidence

Saturday,  January 23rd 
Philippians 4:6-7  -- Assurance

FAST PRAYER FOCUS

  • Pray for 200 new souls to be saved.
  • Pray for maturity within our church at every level.
  • Pray for God’s divine direction for Pastor Youmans/Leadership.
  • Pray for financial stability and prosperity for our church.
  • Pray for deliverance from such spirits as soul ties, depression, fear, offense, discouragement, mental illness, and loss in 2020.
  • Pray for one another that brotherly love may continue among us.
  • Pray for The Church of Love network in Rochester, Washington DC, University of Rochester, and around the world.
  • Pray for excellence in every area of operation within our ministry.
  • Pray for God’s blessing to be upon Pastor Youmans and his entire family.
  • Pray for extraordinary outpouring of the Holy Ghost upon our church and our land.
  • Pray for our neighborhood.
  • Pray for our President.
  • Pray for NY state officials.
  • Pray fathers turn their hearts to children and that families are healed and restored.
  • Pray that God will develop more leaders for our church.
  • Pray that we are willing to let God move us from our comfort zones.