"Watch and Pray"

January 3, 2022 to January 23, 2022

“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

Resurgence! The definition of resurgence in the Bible means the act of rising again; resurrection. Jesus said this to Mary and Martha when they were faced with a lifeless situation John 11:25 I am the resurrection and the life;With the power of His spoken word and through His actions, Jesus demonstrated that His delays were not denials. He is speaking the same to us today. WE must remember Thy Kingdom come, Thy WILL be done.

It was Jesus who peeked into the hearts of the church of Ephesus and saw that they lost their passion for the presence of the Lord. God is our first love, and He is the place where our hearts should be. We have persevered through sadness, grief and sickness, and I am so grateful The Father has kept HIS hand upon us, His promises to us and empowered us to live in HIM when we have exhausted ourselves.

During this time of Fasting and prayer, if you have felt exhausted, weighed down, or overwhelmed in the past year, I want to encourage you to just ask the Lord for His eternal blessings. Open your heart to experience HIS presence. John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Let’s embrace His word and the promises that He has spoken over us and over this house. Let’s speak a word of blessing to each other with the heart of the Father in Unity. Unity is a powerful force that can’t be divided when the Father is at the center. Finally, I declare the words of David in 1Ch 17:23 "Now, O LORD, let the word that You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house be established forever, and do as You have spoken. 

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.

MONDAY, 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.

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY NIGHTS DURING FAST @ 6 PM CORPORATE PRAYER
Corporate prayer is an important part of the fast. The church will meet each MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY evening at 6 pm 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.

SUNDAY, 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 2022  (Day 1 - 11)

Monday, January 3rd      
John Chapter 1 
Life in God

Tuesday, January 4th    
John Chapter 2 
Miracles

Wednesday, January 5th      
John Chapter 3 
Salvation

Thursday, January 6th 
John Chapter 4 
Deliverance 
Spiritual Harvest

Friday, January 7th    
John Chapter 5
Healing

Saturday, January 8th        
John Chapter 6 
God's Provision

Sunday, January 9th  
John Chapter 7 
Righteous Thinking

Monday, January 10th      
John Chapter 8
Forgiveness

Tuesday, January 11th    
John Chapter 9
Spiritual Insight

Wednesday, January 12th
JohnChapter 10
The Good Shepard

Thursday, January 13th  
John Chapter 11
Revival

 

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

January 2022 (Day 12 - Day 23)

Friday, January 14th      
John Chapter 12
Sacrifice

Saturday,  January 15th        
John Chapter 13
Servanthood
Humility

Sunday, January 16th     
John Chapter 14
Believe

Monday, January 17th      
John Chapter 15
Guidance

Tuesday, January 18th    
John Chapter 16
God's Presence

Wednesday, January 19th      
 
John Chapter 17
Unity
Prayer

Thursday, January 20th 
John Chapter 18 
Endurance

Friday, January 21st  
John Chapter 19
 Service

Saturday, January 22nd         
John Chapter 20
Revival

Sunday, January 23rd 
John Chapter 21
Love

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 2021.
  • 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 and protection 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.