PRAYER AND FASTING RESOURCES
Luke 11:1, One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray…”
Have you ever felt frustrated or unsure about how or what to pray?
You’re not alone! Even Jesus’ original disciples needed to learn how to pray!
Be encouraged! Most of us need to learn how to pray confidently and effectively!
We encourage people to start with “The Lord’s Prayer” as an outline for building a prayer life. (On this page, You can download a copy of “The Lord’s Prayer” as a prayer outline.)
We also know that prayer is often more easily “caught” than “taught.”
We encourage you to attend our prayer meetings to be in an environment of prayer.
Find your “posture” in prayer.
Extended periods of time kneeling doesn’t work for everyone. If standing works better for you, stand; if walking helps you focus, walk. Find a posture that works for you.
Pray with intensity!
Don’t pray passively—pray actively!
Use a prayer outline, prayer list, background music, or anything else that helps you stay focused in prayer.
Pray in faith.
Pray knowing that God is intently listening.
Pray the Word.
Keep a list of God’s promises that you can pray in faith.
Luke 18:1, Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
Set aside a time to pray and spend time with Jesus everyday. Don’t give up!
For those of you that want to participate in the Prayer and Fasting, but may be a little intimidated by the fasting aspect, here are some options that you may consider:
For those of you that want to participate in Prayer and Fasting, but may be a little intimidated by the fasting aspect, here are some options that you may consider:
This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
This fast is sometimes called the Jewish Fast and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.
This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting food, who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.