High Tech Ministries is committed to prayer as a core component of our mission. This is why the Intercessory Prayer Team (iTeam) is such a critical part of who we are. We have seen God bless HTM with vision, direction, and resources as we faithfully submit ourselves to prayer. The iTeam actively prays for our ministry, our community and sponsors, and for specific member prayer requests.
As this year’s High Tech Prayer Breakfast approaches, our focus on aligning ourselves to God’s will through prayer intensifies. Join us in any of the events outlined below or simply commit to pray daily that God will work mightily through High Tech Ministries during this season. Contact Amie Hood with questions or to let us know you are with us!
2017 Schedule of Events
Prayer Call: Friday Mornings 7:00am - 8:00am Dial 712.770.4035 | Code: 868145#
Prayer Walk: Thursday, October 5th 6:15am Prayer walk followed by "breaking the fast" breakfast hosted by Thompson Technologies.
Fasting: 3 options to fast 21 day fast begins Thursday, September 14 10 day fast begins Monday, September 25 3 day fast begins Monday, October 2
Prayer Room: Friday, October 6th 6:00am - 8:30am Pray with others in the prayer room during the High Tech Prayer Breakfast.
Pray Over Speakers: Friday, October 6th 6:15am Pray for the speakers before the breakfast.
What is fasting?
Fasting is going without food to pursue and/or focus on something more important. A biblical fast is to abstain from food for spiritual reasons. It is more than a diet. The Daniel Fast is a refusal of comfort for the flesh/soul apart from the life of God, a refusal to participate in the ongoing culture to set apart one’s self for God’s purposes, and an active seeking of God through repentance for one’s sin and participation in the former matters.
Daniel was on a 21-day fast when he received his final vision (Daniel 10:2). Reading the book of Daniel has great relevance when doing the 21-day fast. This fast will have several emphases, including:
Encountering the Lord in a personal way (as He does His work in us, He works better through us).
Contending for a spiritual breakthrough for HTM, the HTPB, our families, churches, and the nation.
Seeking greater understanding of God's heart and love toward us and our spheres of influence.
What is the Biblical context for the 21-Day Daniel Fast and why does HTM follow this model?
"In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. 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 10:2-3
The Daniel Fast has been popularized in the Christian community for a number of obvious reasons. Beyond the fact it provides a biblical pattern for fasting, it also represents a fast that brought the will of God (a promise to the people of Israel) into motion and resulted in an angelic encounter and revelation.
It is important to understand the qualities of a Daniel Fast if a community or individual is going to participate in one. The most obvious components of the Daniel Fast, i.e., the avoidance of meat, grain, and wine and the twenty-one day duration, is the least important aspect upon which one should focus. First, the twenty-one day duration is not prescriptive, but descriptive. The answer Daniel was seeking came after twenty-one days, but would have come earlier if Gabriel had not been opposed by the Prince of Persia (an obvious reference to a demonic principality over that region). By application, a Daniel Fast concludes when the answer one is seeking for arrives. It may be less than twenty-one days or it may take longer than twenty-one days. It would seem that a longer duration, by what is implied, would depend upon the enormity or level of influence (or impact) the answer entails. Certainly, the opposition of a principality over the Jews, which directly opposed the sovereignty and prophetic will of God, not to mention the national welfare of an entire people, incurred a conflict of angelic proportions. In short, the purpose of the fast becomes more important than the duration of the fast. Second, the avoidance of meat, wine, and grain products has more to do with the rejection of the culture in which one finds oneself.
What can I eat?
- Whole Grains (Brown Rice, Oats, Barley)
- Legumes (Dried Beans, Pinto Beans, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Eyed Peas)
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Seeds, Nuts, Sprouts
- Water, 100% All-Natural Fruit Juices, 100% All-Natural Vegetable Juices, Protein, Drinks without any sugar
Foods to Avoid
- White Rice
- Fried Foods
- Food or Beverages Containing Caffeine (Coffee)
- Carbonated Beverages
- Foods Containing Preservatives or Additives
- Refined Sugar
- Sugar Substitutes
- White Flour and All Products Using It
- Margarine, Shortening
Links to Daniel Fast recipes