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Why Prayer & Fasting?
January 2, 2022

Why Prayer & Fasting?

January 2, 2022

Why Prayer & Fasting?
Tim Perkins

(Matthew 17:14-18 NIV) When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him. O unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.

  • Unbelieving: not connected to God.
  • Perverse: too connected to the world.
  • Prayer connects us to God.
  • Fasting disconnects us from the world.

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting \ January 10 – 30

(Matthew 9:14-15 NIV) Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.

(Act 13:2-3 NIV) While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, (the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 So after they had fasted and prayed, (they placed their hands on them and sent them off.

  1. Set your .
  • Declare my on God.
  • Ask for .
  • Refocus on the .
  • Invite the presence of to move in new and powerful ways.
  • Believe God to speak to you in areas of your life.

    (Jeremiah 33:2-3 NIV) “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: 3 ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

  1. what type of fast you will do.
  2. results.

(Isaiah 58:8-9 NIV) Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

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