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“Fasting And Prayer”

Key Verse

  “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 (Isaiah 58:6)?

Text — Isaiah 58:1-12


Our Bible text enumerates the various wrong ways of observing fasting and also listed various blessings attached to scriptural fasting and prayer. Fasting is a scriptural and   spiritual exercise that can accomplish great things when observed in conjuction with prayer of faith.

Fasting basically means abstinence from food, whether solid or liquid. Prayer is communion with God. It is the pouring out of our hearts to God, trusting that He is able to do whatsoever we ask or think. Fasting and prayer are vital tools for every Christian youth who wants to remain relevant spiritually and do exploits. However, God will not hear the prayer of a sinner. A sinner is to repent of his sins and receive forgiveness from God before engaging in fasting and prayers. Hannah, Daniel, David, Moses, Mordecai, Esther and the Jews in Shushan all fasted and prayed and received answers to their prayers. If there is a youth who can pray; there is a God who answers prayers.


Prayer is communion with God


You can gain spiritual stamina by prayer and fasting.

Prayer for today

 My God, empower me to fast and pray, in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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