Psalm 65: 1 – 2
The Word: Psalm 65: 1 -2 (KJV)
Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. 2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
Isaiah 59: 6 (KJV)
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Think about it
O THOU THAT ANSWERS PRAYERS
By the grace of God, we are starting our annual season of 21 days of fasting and prayers today –. The overall theme for this fasting period is PRAYING FOR GRACE. The word grace has kept coming back and it’s not only for now but even in the new year which is 2 months away. Operating under grace can make a massive difference in the life of an individual. So our overall objective is to bring down and connect to unusual grace.
Psalm 65: 2 – ‘O thou that answers prayers unto you shall all flesh come’
A time of fasting is a time of solitude
A time of fasting is a time to renew grace…..
A time of fasting is a time of deep spiritual intimacy
A time of fasting is a time of recovery
A time of fasting is a time of divine appointment
A time of fasting is a time of favour…..
God is waiting for you. When we are going on prolonged fasting it’s a time of quietness. Less talking so you can hear God clearly. It’s a time of sacrifice. You give out as a seed to your desired harvest. It’s not a time of fighting, avoid strife as much as possible. Resist the temptation to argue and quarrel.
Pregnant women and people with long term ailment may not undertake long fasts. Everyone is encouraged to fast till arounddaily. If you can do longer like or dry fasting, by all means please do so. Increased spiritual intensity could actually determine the speed of answers. Dry fasting will however require drinking water once it’s prolonged over 3 days
Again: O thou that answers prayers….Your father is waiting for you
Have your goals clearly written out in this period. Stick to it. And your prayers will be answered IJN.
DAY 1: PRAISE THE LORD. PSALM 150
- Praise Him for he is your light and direction
- Praise Him for He is the Alpha and Omega of your life
- Praise Him for He is your rock and your salvation
- Praise Him for He is your redeemer
- Praise Him for He is your wisdom
- Praise Him for the Holy Spirit
- Praise Him for the Strength and your Encouragement
Prayer focus: Lord thank you for the beginning of a fast to seek your face…. We give you praise IJN
Book of the month: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.
On Grace: If not for the Grace of God by Joyce Meyer recommended.