What Happens When We Fast and Pray - Jentezen Franklin
Prayer and Fasting Day Materials
There are laws of spiritual growth that we must follow in order to mature in Christ. Just as God created the universe with physical laws like gravity, he also established spiritual laws that we must follow to mature in Christ. In this series, Pastor Rick teaches how prayer plays a vital role in our ability to grow-up spiritually. Download Message Outlines. What are the three things you should always pray when you are in pain? Join Pastor Rick as he gives the answers found in the Bible.
Fasting is the willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food , drink , or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast or dry fasting is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period. Other fasts may be partially restrictive, limiting only particular foods or substances, or be intermittent. In a physiological context, fasting may refer to the metabolic status of a person who has not eaten overnight, or to the metabolic state achieved after complete digestion and absorption of a meal. Several metabolic adjustments occur during fasting. Some diagnostic tests are used to determine a fasting state.
Unleash the Power of Prayer in Your Life
Imagine you are a parent about to leave your children, knowing you will not see them again until the Kingdom of Heaven. What is the most important thing you could say to them? Jesus had that dilemma as He prepared to return to heaven after His crucifixion. What was the burden of His last words to His disciples? As we read through His last prayers and counsel in John , we discover repeating themes: Unity, love, and seeking God through prayer. Jesus longed for His fledgling church to come together in purpose, harmony, and mission. Today, amid perhaps unprecedented polarization in the world, our nations, and our church, we too need to heed Jesus' counsel to seek His Spirit and come together for mission.