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Fasting and Prayer

FASTING AND PRAYER “For every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted” (Luke 18:14) Introduction Most of the record surrounding fasting in the scriptures was at times of sadness, sorrow, and affliction. Its proper goal has always been to chasten and humble the soul and assist one in becoming closer to God to achieve a specific request or favor from God. The Bible made it known to us about David the Psalmist in Psalms:35:13 “But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting;

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How to Develop a Consistent Prayer Life

Introduction: Praying in Alignment with God’s Will  A consistent prayer life is crucial for every Christian seeking to deepen their relationship with God. Prayer is not only a means of expressing our desires and needs, but also an avenue to align our hearts with God’s will. By understanding how to develop a consistent prayer life and pray according to God’s will, we can experience spiritual growth and see His plans unfold in our lives. Conclusion Developing a consistent prayer life that aligns with the will of God requires intentional effort and a heart that seeks after Him. As we surrender

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When Men Pray

ABRAHAM’S INTERCESSION When God was about to demolish Sodom and Gomorrah, He promised that He would not hide what He was about to do from Abraham, His faithful servant. Abraham stood before the Lord with an assurance that the Lord will not treat him unfairly. Abraham approached God with faith and supplicated for the righteous in the cities most devoutly and humbly. Would God still destroy the city if 50 righteous people were found in it, Abraham wondered? The Lord declared He would spare the city if this condition is met. Fearing that there might not be enough, Abraham reduced

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When to Fast

WHEN TO FAST The devil is always on the lookout for a chance to undermine the trust of good people. He has incited individuals to fast in an obsessive and prolonged manner, putting their health in jeopardy. That type of fasting is contrary to God’s will. Some people attempt to fast while their bodies are already weak from a past or current sickness, being unable to withstand the physical burden that abstinence from food places on them. This is clearly displeasing to God. The Bible teaches in 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do,

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Why Fast & Pray Pt.2

HYPOCRITICAL FASTING The Pharisees utilized fasting as an outward display of piety. It is always in the habit of the Pharisees to be noticed whenever they are fasting. Their daily lives were inconsistent with their religious beliefs. They were spiritually barren and full of all kinds of wickedness and depravity, paying little attention to their spiritual wellbeing. Nonetheless, they fasted and prayed for long periods in public so that anyone who saw them would think they were highly pious and devout. Jesus despised the hypocritical fasts and rebuked the ones who fasted in that manner. This is evident in Matthew

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The Power of Prayer & Fasting

In the military setting, there are different kinds of weapons used against targets. There are regular weapons used for mild operations such as guns and hand-grenades; also there are special weapons that are only launched against serious threats from enemy forces. For instance, it is foolishness to face an armored tank with a pistol; and that’s exactly what many Christians are doing when faced with serious problems.   Nothing is impossible with God; when we seek Him with fasting and prayer there is no limit as to what He can do. There is so much power stored in fasting and prayer

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When we fast and pray

Topic: Fasting and Prayer Text: Mathew 17:16-21 Fasting is a voluntary withdrawing from food or drink, or other fleshly appetites, for a specified period of time. There are 3 most basic types of fasting mentioned in the Bible: A. Normal Fast (food) Jesus began His earthly ministry with prayer and fasting. Mathew 4:1-2 — Jesus completed 40-day fasting and taught His disciples to fast in Mt. 6:16. Although fasting is never commanded in the Bible, He assumed that the disciples would want to in order to see great things happen! But it’s not something a Christian has to do, but

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