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THE WHY

Annually, we make it a priority to seek God first in prayer and fasting. We do this collectively as a church in January and this year is no different. Together we will start the year off by faithfully seeking God first. We believe these 14 days will lay the groundwork for a special year in our lives, our church, and our world. Starting January 7th we will have daily guided prayer focuses on social media and on this page.

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THE COMPLETE FAST

In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.

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THE SELECTIVE FAST

This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.

THE PARTIAL FAST

This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning & afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6am-3 pm, or from sunup to sundown.

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THE SOUL FAST

This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life (i.e. you can stop using social media or watching tv and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.

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DAY ONE - OUR CITY

Today we pray for our great and unique city. As we pray, we remember that God has positioned us in Albuquerque, NM at this specific time in history for this specific purpose. We believe this city will come to know the hope that is found in Jesus Christ our Lord. We believe this city can thrive and become one of the great leading cities economically, socially, culturally, and spiritually in our nation. Today we pray that God would draw the people of Albuquerque back to Him and we would see revival like never before. We pray that not just Copper Pointe, but that every church in our city would thrive, grow, and show the love of Christ like never before! We believe these things can and will happen! Do you? Join us in prayer. 

 
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DAY TWO - PURPOSE

Purpose is an easy thing to struggle with in life. People can go years feeling lost or insecure because they don’t believe their life holds any purpose, but as believers we have been given automatic purpose when we accept Jesus Christ as our savior. God created us on purpose and for a purpose. This purpose is to build His kingdom by creating disciples and he uses each of us uniquely to do it. Whether you’re a high-schooler, stay-at-home mom, barista at Starbucks, teller at a bank, or a CEO of a massive company, God had given everyone a part to play on a daily basis and he uses wherever we are to do it. In John 15:16 Jesus says “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last...” God chose us and appointed us to be His ambassadors and bear fruit so that others who do not have a relationship with him could see that fruit and in turn want the same personal relationship with Him that we have. Let’s pray today for confidence in our purpose and unique calling in life.

 
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DAY THREE - FAMILY

Today we pray that 2019 will be a year of unity, restoration and strengthening in the families of Copper Pointe. We pray for unity where there has been division, for restoration in relationships that are broken, and for the strengthening of marriages and single parents. We pray supernatural protection over our homes and our children, and that every family at Copper Pointe is a unified front that lives boldly and fearlessly for Jesus. We ask for forgiveness and healing to flow in relationships that are broken and for those in our families who are far from God, to be called back home!

 

DAY FOUR - MENTAL HEALTH & ANXIETY

Mental health issues are a hugely pervasive struggle experienced by so many in our world today. A common misconception is that Christians are, or should be, exempt from mental health issues – however, that could not be further from the truth. The reality is, many within our own church are daily struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, PTSD, and even suicidal thoughts. We know that God’s heart for his children is mental, spiritual, and physical wholeness, and while medical treatments are important and valuable in that pursuit, we also completely believe in the power of prayer to heal. Today, let’s lift up those facing mental health issues, and pray for healing, freedom, and peace in Jesus’ name.

 
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day five - the lost

Today let’s pray for people who don’t know Jesus… yet! Jesus was, and IS, obsessed with the lost and he told numerous stories and lived a lifestyle that backed this up. We all have people we know and love in our lives that are lost. Maybe it seems like an impossibility for them to ever surrender their lives to Christ. Maybe you’ve tried debating theology, brought them to a special service at church, given them books, or even loved them unconditionally.. And now you might be thinking, “Why isn’t this working??” Well, something we need to remember is that salvation is a SPIRITUAL matter. It’s spiritual blindness (2 Corinthians 4), not strong opinions or a certain level of intelligence that keeps people from salvation. So how do we address spiritual matters? Prayer. We need to be on our knees praying for those who don’t know God and who have yet to experience the majesty of His grace and love. Let’s pray that their spiritual eyes would be opened so God can work in their lives!

 
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DAY SIX - PERSEVERANCE

If you’re reading this right now, we can say with confidence that you’ve experienced trouble in this life. We all do. This fallen world is full of seasons of grief, heartache, temptation, fear, frustration, and doubt. The good news is– you’re not the only one who faces these type of seasons. And even better– you don’t have to face them on your own. Psalm 46:1 says that “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble”. And because we can count on Him, we can press on. We have a race to run that God has called us to– and we can’t afford to be derailed by difficulty along the way. Hebrews 12:3 reminds us to “Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men so you do not grow weary and lose heart.” If Jesus could conquer death, we can conquer anything through his power! Let’s pray for perseverance this year. 

 
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day seven - generosity

The Bible tells us in Luke 12:15 that “…a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Like many things Jesus said, the way we are called to view our money and possessions is counter-cultural. As followers of Christ, we are to live a life of generosity – with our finances, with our time, with our talents, and with our priorities. “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Luke 12:34. Is your treasure in money? Then your heart will be in your bank account. Wouldn't it be better to invest earthly treasure in God’s kingdom, where the return on investment is greater than we could ever generate on our own? Let’s be people of generosity and faithfulness! Let’s pray for God to open our hearts to generosity this year.

 

DAY EIGHT - THE CHURCH

This year so many incredible things are in the works for our church. We are believing 2019 is going to be Copper Pointe's best year yet! Today we ask that you would join us in praying for our church as we boldly follow God's direction! Our desire is that we would be more unified and ultimately more effective than we've ever been. Let us pray that we would see more Salvations, more growth, more people set free from addiction, more people discovering their calling, and more people serving as we partner together to further the Gospel! Let's also not forget to pray for these things for THE CHURCH as a whole. There are so many churches in our city and across the world that are taking ground in this supernatural fight. We truly believe we're going to look back on 2019 as a special year! And we want to invite you to be a part. Let's pray!

 
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DAY NINE - THE NEXT GENERATION

At Copper Pointe, we believe that we should give our best to the next generation. Our responsibility is not only to encourage, disciple, and develop those leading culture today, but also to encourage, disciple, and develop the leaders of tomorrow. So many of the children, youth, and young adults within our society are facing tremendous challenges every day - cultural pressures, addiction, depression, anxiety, insecurity, family dysfunction, and spiritual apathy, to name a few. Our responsibility as the older generation is to go to war in prayer on their behalf! We refuse to sit back and watch a generation live lost and without purpose, and we desire to pass the baton of faith to the generation behind us giving them a running start. Join us in praying for spiritual revival in the next generation.

 
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Day Ten - Friendship

The Bible tells us that two is better than one. And that three is even better! This same verse in Ecclesiastes 4 reminds us of the danger of being alone... "who will help you back up when you fall?... who will be there to keep you warm?" You see, God did not create us to do life alone, but instead desires for us and even tells us to live in and, consequently, thrive in community. It's in community and friendship that we can find freedom by being able to open up to one another. It's in community that we gain the accountability all of us so desperately need. And it's in community that we find much of the joy and contentment God promises his people. Don't do life alone. Find someone that has your back and have their back in return. Let's daily sharpen each other spiritually (Proverbs 27:17) so we can be ready to fight off the attacks of the enemy! Finding friends in the 21st century has become difficult, but it's not supposed to be this way especially in the Church. Let's pray today that God would reveal to us the importance of this concept and that we would begin building the greatest and strongest relationships we've ever had! 

 
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DAY ELEVEN - WISDOM

Proverbs 3:13 says “Those who find true wisdom obtain the tools for understanding, the proper way to live, for they will have a fountain of blessing pouring into their lives. To gain the riches of wisdom is far greater than gaining the wealth of the world.” Every day we are making choices that don’t just affect us in the moment, but can affect us the rest of our lives. We can’t rely on ourselves to make life’s biggest and toughest decision; we must rely on supernatural wisdom from the Lord. Good news is, we don’t need to do it on our own. In 2 Chronicles King Solomon asked one thing from God and it was for wisdom because he knew that was the one thing he needed to be a successful leader and God blessed him beyond his imagination for his humility. Let us be like Solomon today and prayer for supernatural wisdom from God.

 
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DAY TWELVE - LEADERS

Our leaders are our leaders and they have been ordained by God since the beginning of time. We need to be lifting them up in prayer daily. If they fear God, we pray that God would continue to guide them and grant them wisdom. If they don't, we pray that God would reveal Himself to them and that His will would still ultimately be done (we know God's purpose can advance through anyone.) So today, Ee pray for our members of congress, our president, our governor, and our mayor. We lift up these leaders and earnestly seek God on their behalf and consequently the behalf of our nation.

 
 

day thirteen - the world

We know that Satan seeks to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10) - and the evidence of that can be found all around the world.  The combined effect of sin and Satan's influence are devastating.  Around the world we see suffering of every kind, from wars and violent dictators to organized crime, drug addiction, human trafficking, domestic violence and many others. We know that cure for the evils of this world is Jesus. Today we pray for all of the people of the world - that those who do not yet follow Christ would hear God's word and respond in faith (Romans 10:17).  And we pray that Christians all over the world would fully dedicate their lives to following him (Mark 8:34). Further, part of our vision at Copper Pointe is to change the world. As a result, we are focused on bringing God's word to two groups of people who have had very little exposure to the gospel.  Please pray for the Digo people of Coastal Kenya and the Tarahumara people of Northern Mexico. Specifically, pray that their hearts would be open to the truths of God's word and that physical and spiritual barriers that obstruct the truth would be destroyed.

 
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DAY FOURTEEN - PROTECTION

In Psalm 91 David writes that God is our refuge and fortress against evil. David’s poetic words give us a strong word picture of God’s protection for us. It is important to pray protection over our lives. We need protection from the words that are spoken over us, from the many obstacles that we face, and even the negative words we tell ourselves. It is important that we realize that every day we are in a supernatural battle. While we know the outcome in the end, we must be intentional in asking God for protection for us, our families, and our friends. In Ephesians Chapter 6 it says “put on the full armor of God so that when the day of evil comes you can stand your ground.” Later in the chapter it says and “pray in the spirit on all occasions.” God has given us the tools to seek His protection. As our 14 days of prayer and fasting comes to an end, let us be encouraged to put on the full armor of God and continue to pray daily. With these tools we will be able to stand our ground together in this fight.