DO’S & DON’TS OF PRAYER & FASTING
DO READ THE BIBLE
DO LISTEN TO THE BIBLE
DO WATCH THE WORD
LISTEN TO THE WORD CONTINUOUSLY
PRAY MORE IN VARIETIES OF TONGUES
FOCUS ON THE HOLY SPIRIT
COMMUNION WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGHOUT THE DAY
WALK BY FAITH
OPERATE IN THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
DON’T WALK IN STRIFE
DON’T WALK IN ANGER
DON’T GO TO BED ANGRY
DON’T WALK IN UNFORGIVENESS
DON’T STRESS YOURSELF
There are so many Benefits of Prayer and Fasting. We will list a few and also give details of profitable prayer and fasting.
Matthew 6:15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the [a]hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
Jesus said when you fast, that implies that we are all called to fasting . Prayer and Fasting has so many benefits, both spiritually and physically when done the right way.
For your prayer and fasting to be effective, you have to forgive anyone you are holding anything against, because without forgiveness, your prayer are not answered by the Lord.
So before you start your fast, you must FORGIVE.
The thing about unforgiveness is that, it affects the one holding it against the other person more. Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and thinking your enemy will be punished for it, meanwhile you are the one who drunk the poison
Isaiah 58: 3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’ “In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, And exploit all your laborers.
4 Indeed you fast for strife and debate, And to strike with the fist of wickedness. You will not fast as you do this day, To make your voice heard on high.
5 Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, And to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call this a fast, And an acceptable day to the Lord?
6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the [c]heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are [d]cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh?
Because there are some thing in your life that will be be shifted through prayer and fasting
Matthew 17:21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.
Jesus said this kind goes out only by prayer and fasting. That means when we engage the force and power behind prayer and fasting, things that have not shifted, will be shifted through prayer and fasting
Isaiah 58:8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Isaiah 58:9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you take away the yoke from your midst,
The [e]pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
THINGS TO PRAY FOR DURING PRAYER & FASTING
PRAY FOR THE WILL OF GOD TO BE DONE IN YOUR LIFE
PRAY FOR THE SALVATION OF ALL YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS
PRAY FOR REVIVAL IN THE ISLAMIC NATIONS
PRAY FOR MARRIED COUPLES IN THE CHURCH
PRAY FOR ALL WHO WANTS TO GET MARRIED THIS YEAR.
PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS ACROSS THE WORLD
PRAY FOR THE SUPERNATURAL GROWTH OF THE CHURCH.
PRAY AGAINST FALSE DOCTRINES & FALSE TEACHINGS IN THE CHURCH OF GOD.
PRAY FOR A DEEP SPIRITUAL HUNGER FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST
PRAY FOR THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH TO BECOME THE SALT OF THE EARTH & THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
PRAY FOR YOUR SENIOR PASTOR & FAMILY