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Fasting and Praying
What is Fasting?
Fasting is abstaining from all food or nourishing substance that is eaten or drank. In the absence of food and in conjunction with prayer you are drawing God to your cries and concerns. Fasting is a process of concentration and meditation. In fasting you must consecrate yourselves, setting apart all natural, mental and emotional barriers. As you sacrifice all substances the body needs you are demonstrating the greater need for God to handle your request or situation. You must stay committed, focusing on God and never doubt him knowing that he's able to keep and sustain you.
What is Prayer?
Prayer is requesting help and expressing devotion; giving praise, thanks and worship. Prayer is one on one time we spend with God; we commune with him, not just speaking but listening as well. By praying we form a strong relationship with him; knowing him; respecting him, and loving him. In having a relationship with God our communication grows and we are more confident that he hears and will answer our cry.
We will follow the fasting process based on Daniel 1:10-13. We will eat a meal of fruit/vegetables with a cup of juice and plenty water during the hours of 7AM-3PM. Consecrate yourself to God during those hours and God will continue to provide you with the blessings and guidance you need.
10. "but the official told Daniel, "I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you."
11. Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah,
12. "Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.
13. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what your see."
Prayer and Fasting Petition
Theme: "This Year Will Be Different"
Scripture: Proverbs 18:20-21
The trouble and despair that our nation is in at this time will only be changed when the people of God come together fasting and praying. The bible states in Matthew 17:21 "Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting."
The people of God have to remember and know assuredly that we have a friend in Jesus. The old hymn says..."All our sins and griefs to bare. It is a privilege to carry EVERYTHING to God in prayer."
So we will do just that and carry everything to God in prayer. We will consecrate ourselves during this time and come together at a set time to pray. We believe God. I'll pray for you. You pray for me and we will both watch God change things.
Below is the schedule of fasting and prayer petitions for that week.
Sunday, – Healing (Mind, Body, Soul, Emotional, Spiritual, etc...) Exodus 23:25 "Worship the Lord your God, and His blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you."
Monday, - Family Colossians 3:13 “Bear with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” – Psalm 133:1 “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”
Tuesday, -Body of Christ (Church) Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."
Wednesday, (Corporate Prayer at KAW Ministries - 7pm-8pm): Government (local, state, federal) 2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
Thursday, - Employment Matthew 17:20 "He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as s mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
Friday, - Finances Philippians 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."...
Saturday (Rhema Word at KAW Ministries #Call2worshipkaw; 1:15pm) - Yourself Psalm 103:1-5 "Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul and forget not all his benefits--who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desire with good thing, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's"
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“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. - Matthew 6:16-18
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. - Matthew 6:5-8
Corporate Fasting hours for KAW Ministries are from Sunday, April 00 through Saturday, April 00 0000. If you are taking medication PLEASE contact us at the following email address [email protected] or reach out on our facebook page or our app KAW Ministries for specific fasting instructions.