Come Holy Spirit: 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting

May 27 - July 5

WHAT IS THE INVITATION?
Come, Holy Spirit: 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting is an invitation from Vineyard USA to each person in the Vineyard Movement to pray and fast for God to move powerfully in our personal life (10 days), local church life (10 days), and wider Vineyard life together (20 days). The heart and theme of the 40 Days is the Kingdom prayer the Church has prayed for 2,000 years—Come, Holy Spirit. 
This season of prayer and fasting will culminate with a time of celebration and response at the Vineyard National Conference locations in July.

We look forward to what the Lord has for all of us during this time and what He will do through our church—and the Vineyard at large—as together we spend 40 days praying Come, Holy Spirit with one heart and one voice.

What Will the 40 Days Look Like?

There are three components: personal fasting, personal daily prayer and corporate prayer. Everyone in our church family is encouraged to participate in whatever ways and times they feel they can, however the Lord leads.

1. Fasting
There is no rule on how to fast; this will be up to each person, according to how the Lord leads. If you choose a food fast, you may decide to give up one or more meals per day, or sweets, or fast on weekdays only—there is no right or wrong way. You could also fast from social media, a favorite hobby, etc. For more information on fasting, see How to Fast, below. And if you do undertake a food fast, it would be wise to speak with your doctor first.
2. Personal daily prayer
Vineyard USA has provided daily prayer prompts, which our church office will be emailing every morning, beginning May 27, to everyone in our church family. If you prefer to opt out of these emails, click HERE. If you find you are not receiving the emails but would like to get on the mailing list, click HERE.

3. Corporate prayer
An important piece of the 40 Days is the opportunity to come together in worship and prayer. This is where the power is! Corporate prayer will take place three times a week during this period; please come as often as you can.

Prayer Times at Elgin Vineyard

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

SILENT PRAYER  |  12-1 pm  |  Chapel
We're making the Chapel available for those who enjoy a peaceful prayer room with quiet worship music.

CORPORATE PRAYER  |  6-7 pm  |  Chapel

Join us as we come together in worship and unity around the prayer prompt of the day.

May 27 - July 3

There are many ways to fast. Learn how to, how not to, and what are some alternatives to a food fast.
Find out what topics we're going to be praying over during Come Holy Spirit: 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting.
Get some Scriptural support for the practice of fasting, plus practical direction on how to approach the 40 Days.

'An Invitation from the Lord'

Hear the heart and vision behind this historic Vineyard call to prayer from the national director of Vineyard USA, Phil Strout.

This is what the Lord says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls."
—Jeremiah 6:16a