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Why should we fast and pray?

Updated: Jan 7, 2023

Fasting and praying is an important spiritual discipline that is taught in the Bible. We see Moses, Daniel, Ezra, David, and several other men of God who prayed with fasting. Jesus Himself fasted and prayed in preparation for His great ministry on earth. When we fast and pray, we humble ourself before God and tell Him that we are ready and available to be shaped according to His will, receive power and direction to be used by Him. Know that God in His Word promises to hear us and respond to our prayers.

I personally fast and pray at least 21 days in a year and I have been wonderfully blessed. I see these as time when I feast in the spirit while I fast in the flesh. I may have stopped eating in body, but I am eating more in the spirit than usual. Jesus said it this way, "...'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’" Matt 4:4

I encourage you to read the link below as a preparation for fasting,

I pray that this will not just be another fasting prayer, but a season of prayer that will shake the heavens and bring prosperity and revival in your life, family, city and country where ever you live.

How should you approach your Heavenly Father during prayer?

Ask for big things from God. Ask for your city, ask for a nation, ask for thousands of souls. Be fervent, be tenacious, be persistent, full of faith when you pray.

Remember you are approaching the Almighty God. Think of a major project, if a project entails millions of dollars of investment it will require a very influential and powerful person’s approval. Similarly, you are not coming to some ordinary person, you are coming to the Almighty God, so ask unto Him boldly in faith in Jesus’ Name with the right heart.

The bible says, ‘Now to him who is able to do far more

abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us’. Eph 3:20

Ask for Revival: Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit. James 5:17, 18

Treasure the time you go to pray, be sure to take your Bible, a journal (can be any book) to take notes on revelations you receive from God as you meditate His Word, and to record anything God speaks to you. You can also use this journal to record significant dreams and visions you receive, and ask God to explain what He is trying to convey during your time of prayer.

If you are really serious about getting started in fasting and praying, I'd encourage you to get this book that has transformed people's life and their walk with God.

When you receive a revelation do not keep it to yourself. Share your revelation! What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roof Matt 10:27

Post it on Facebook, WhatsApp, and God might have you use that in your daily interactions with your friends or colleagues. Be ready for a revival, expect revival!!!

Charles Finney on Revival

There can be no revival when Mr. Amen and Mr. Wet-Eyes are not found in the audience. Revival comes from heaven when heroic souls enter the conflict determined to win or die-or if need be, to win and die! The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God. When the church finds its members falling into gross and scandalous sins, then it is time for the church to awake and cry to God for a Revival of Religion.

When there are dissensions, and jealousies, and evil speakings among professors of religion, then there is great need of a revival. These things show that Christians have got far from God, and it is time to think earnestly of a revival.

You will find more helpful details about Fasting & Praying in our ministry website

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