Prayer and Fasting

Prayer and Fasting
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Setting the right environment at home

  1. Find a time in the day when you being be interested
  2. Have what you need
  3. Remove distractions (Hebrews 12:1-2)
  4. Meditate on the word – SOAP (John 8:32)
  5. Write down what God is saying to you.
  6. Pray (in tongues)

S  – Scripture
O – Observation
A – Application
P – Prayer

Fasting

‘When you fast, do not look sombre as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
Matthew 6:16 (NIV)

‘Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:to loose the chains of injusticeand untie the cords of the yoke,to set the oppressed freeand break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungryand to provide the poor wanderer with shelter –when you see the naked, to clothe them,and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn,and your healing will quickly appear;then your righteousness will go before you,and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;you will cry for help, and he will say: here am I.‘If you do away with the yoke of oppression,with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungryand satisfy the needs of the oppressed,then your light will rise in the darkness,and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always;he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched landand will strengthen your frame.You will be like a well-watered garden,like a spring whose waters never fail. Your people will rebuild the ancient ruinsand will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
Isaiah 58:6-12 (NIV)

Benefits of Fasting:

  1. Fasting creates a new hunger
  2. Fasting creates a sensitivity to God
  3. Fasting creates humility
  4. Fasting disciplines us
  5. Fasting changes our appetite (overcomes cravings and resets our pallet)
  6. Fasting positions for increase
  7. Fasting brings answers to prayer
  8. Fasting leads to quick healing
  9. Fasting opens to door to God’s provision
  10. Fasting looses chains of injustice
  11. Fasting frees the oppressed and breaks every yolk
  12. Fasting motivates us to provide food for the needy

Read more information on our January three weeks of prayer and download the prayer points