At C3 Toronto, we seek to put God first in everything that we do. The way that we start our year is no exception! In January, we begin our season of PRAYER AND FASTING—an intentional and prayerful period of refraining from food. We fast to focus on faithfully seeking God, as an expression of our trust in His power alone. We believe that fasting is an act of worship to God and that it ushers God’s presence into our lives, our church, and the world.
To help you engage in this year’s Prayer and Fasting season, we’ve created a resource guide that we hope will answer any questions you may have.
“We seek to put God first in everything that we do.”
+ Can I fast something other than food, like social media?
We believe that all fasts should have an element of refraining from a category of food for a set period of time. Particularly amidst the global pandemic, we want to encourage you to make sure that you’re staying connected and engaged! Refraining from social media can be one aspect of your Prayer and Fasting season, but make sure you’re not fasting connection!
+ Why is prayer part of the fasting experience?
The bible tells us that fasting is always accompanied by a time of increased prayer. When we rely more fully on God and focus more of ourselves on faithfully seeking Him, we know that we will see Him move!
+ Do we meet at 6:00 a.m. every day of the week?
Almost! On Saturdays, prayer moves to 9:00 AM and on Sundays, we gather together online and in-person at 4:00 PM. Our in-person location is currently located at 272 Attwell Drive, Toronto ON. Plan your trip
+ Where do we meet for prayer?
This year, we will be meeting at 6:00 AM on weekdays and at 9:00 AM on Saturdays. These meetups will run for 1 hour, and will be offered both online and in person. Below are our in person locations or join online:
- → The Salvation Army – 789 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto ON
- → Toronto City Church – 36 Curity Ave, East York ON
+ Do we meet at 6:00 a.m. and on Thursday nights during Prayer and Fasting?
During Prayer and Fasting season, Thursday night prayer will temporarily be replaced by 6:00 AM prayer!
+ Do I have to sign up for Prayer and Fasting?
Due to new COVID-19 guidelines, we will require registration for Saturdays at our Salvation Army location due to room capacity. Registration does not apply for morning prayer on weekdays—Monday to Friday at 6:00 AM—nor does it apply to our Toronto City Church location (36 Curity Ave).
We will require everyone to check-in so that we can maintain contact tracing. You’re invited to sign up to receive text messages throughout our prayer and fasting season for any updates, useful information, and encouragement!