21 Days of Prayer (January 9-29, 2022)

Since Epic Church started in 2013, we have strived to make prayer a priority. Our heart has simply been to “PRAY FIRST.” In every situation, whether good or bad, we strive to pray before we act. We want prayer to be our first response, not our last resort.

As a church, we have two seasons each year (January and August) called 21 Days of Prayer. These two months are intentional, as they begin new seasons of the year. Together, we faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power alone to create lasting impact in our lives, our church, and our world. It’s our hope that 21 Days of Prayer will help you draw closer to God and seek Him in a fresh way.

You can download the 21 Days of Prayer Guide below for a daily prayer focus, Scripture and more.

Ways to Participate in 21 Days of Prayer

  • ENGAGE WITH OUR APP! Be sure to download the Epic Church Buffalo App for the 21 Days of Prayer Daily Guide.
  • WEDNESDAY MORNING PRAYER via Zoom Participate in prayer (online via Zoom) each Wednesday (January 12, 19 & 26) @ 6:30-7:00am. 
  • PRAY INDIVIDUALLY – Commit to pray at a specific time each day during 21 Days of Prayer. You can use the 21 Days of Prayer Guide for a prayer focus each day.
  • FAST – Choose to fast from something so you can better focus on God.
  • ENGAGE WITH SCRIPTURE – Use the You Version Bible App and engage with the daily verse and daily story on the homepage of the app. There is also a daily verse, prayer and story for older kids and teens on the Bible App (called Kids Bible Experience). For younger kids, check out the Bible App for Kids. If you need help downloading the Bible App, check out https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/.
  • WORSHIP – Commit to attend Epic Church every Sunday (in-person or online) and give God the first part of your week.

What is Fasting?

The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out.

It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.


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


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.


This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.


This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.