God’s people all over the world have been seeking spiritual breakthroughs through prayer and fasting since the birth of the church. What is a great matter in front of you? A loved one far from Christ? A critical decision in the life of your family? A relationship that is falling apart?
What great matters are in front of your church or ministry? An evangelistic outreach? A financial crisis? A leadership transition? Missional expansion?
In the 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting guide, Gary Rohrmayer introduces you to the rich spiritual discipline of fasting through the Holy Scriptures and the great Christian thinkers throughout the ages.
Our prayer for you during these 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting is that you will experience a deeper craving for the beauty of the Lord, the wonder of his leading in your life, the fullness of the Holy Spirit and the favor of God as you have never known before.
We invite you, your church leaders, pastors, staff and congregation to join us for 21 Days of Prayer.
Nehemiah testifies to the fact that he “fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.” (Nehemiah 1:4) as he responded to God’s call on his life.
Daniel also strengthened his prayer life as he devoted himself to God “…in prayer, petition, in fasting…” (Daniel 9:3).
Isaiah wrote that one of the results of true fasting would be God breaking through in our lives. “Then your light will break forth like the dawn…then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday” (Isaiah 58:8-10) By aligning our hearts with God through fasting we find ourselves consumed by His resplendent nature. This breakthrough comes when He strengthens our prayers and He burst through the darkness of our confusion with the light of His love, joy, and peace.
How does fasting strengthen our prayers?
Application: Will you make fasting a regular habit in your prayer life? It will definitely change the way you pray! Donald Whitney writes, “Fasting does not change God’s hearing so much as it changes our praying.”
Invitation: Over the last 21 days we have trusted God for a spiritual breakthrough. It has been our prayer that you would receive a fasting testimony. Would you take time this week and share with us how God has revealed Himself to you over the last 21 days?