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Prayer is the key to an ongoing, intimate relationship with God. When you pray, you acknowledge God as an authority in your life and your dependency on Him. God wants us to not only recognise Him as an authority in our lives, but wants you to see Him as a loving Father.
The disciples saw the effects of prayer in the life of Jesus and asked Him to teach them how to pray.
“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” - Luke 11:1
They knew that the power and authority Jesus had was a result of Him developing a lifestyle of prayer.
Jesus taught them to pray.
“This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” - Matthew 6:9-13
Prayer is a powerful weapon that each believer has. Prayer gives you the advantage over the enemy who constantly seeks to steal, kill and destroy God’s plan for your life.
Reasons For Prayer
There are four main reason why we pray:
Put God First
Reasons For Fasting
There are four main reason we partake in fasting:
Growing Closer to God
Hear God's Voice
Prepares our Hearts
Connect with God as your Father.
“Our Father, hallowed be your name...”
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” - Romans 8:15
God loves us to call Him “Father”. Connect with Him as your Father. Give thanks for the relationship you have with Him.
Worship His Name
“...hallowed be your name.”
God’s name is a place of protection - good people can run there and be safe. - Proverbs 18:10
What are His Names?
• Righteousness (He makes me righteous)
• Sanctifier (He cleans me and sets me apart)
• Healer (He heals all my diseases)
• Provider (He supplies all my needs)
• Shepherd (He leads and guides me)
• Peace (He is my peace in every storm)
• Victory (He gives me victory because He has defeated my enemy, Satan)
Types of Fasts
We recommend getting medical advice before doing this type of fast for an extended period of time. It involves only consuming water during the fasting period.
This is when you cut out certain foods for the period of the fast
(Example: Daniel fast – eat no meat, no sweets, no breads. Drink water and juice and eat fruit and vegetables).
Foods you can eat:
- All fruits
- All vegetables
- All whole grains
- All seeds and nuts
- All legumes
- All quality oils, herbs, spices and seasonings
- Pure water, fresh fruit juices and smoothies
- Meat substitutes such as tofu and soy
Foods you should avoid
- All meat and animal products
- All dairy products
- All sweeteners
- All leavened bread
- All refined and processed foods
- All deep fried foods
- All solid fats
- Carbonated beverages
This is cutting out something other than food. Something like social media or TV. This type of fast is recommended to be done in conjunction with either the Selective or Complete Fast.