Pastor Steven Reyes
posted on January 05, 2016 00:20
Five Things To Pray When You Fast
1. DECLARE YOUR DEPENDENCE ON GOD
The key word is reliance (but honesty also comes to mind in light of the culturally confusing options).
We fast because we need God.
Fasting does not make us spiritually elite. We’re not saying we’re better because we fast. If fasting is done with a pure heart, the thought of fasting to prove our spirituality would be abhorrent. In fact, Isaiah rebuked a generation that observed fasting in regular fashion because their hearts were wrong (Isaiah 58.3‐7).
2. ASK FOR FORGIVENESS
Humility and brokenness are the keys to getting God’s attention. True humility says, “God, I’m in this situation, and I’m not even going to try to suggest an answer. Whatever you say, I’ll accept.” A broken and contrite spirit God will not despise. He is very attracted to anyone who cries out to Him for help.
3. CRY OUT FOR THE GREAT COMMISSION
This is what we live for. We have a short life here on earth to put a dent in the devil’s kingdom and populate heaven.
4. CULTIVATE GOD’S PRESENCE IN YOUR LIFE
Again, we can’t stress enough ‐the single most important commodity that we can have in life is His presence. Ask for more anointing, more power, more love.
5. BRING YOUR NEEDS BEFORE GOD
Assignment: Read Isaiah 58:2‐10.
“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.’”