Power through prayer and fasting.
Through prayer and fasting, believers are given the opportunity to express their undivided devotion to the Lord and to the concerns of spiritual life. The combination of prayer and fasting is best in times when there are deep spiritual needs in the life of an individual believer and/or the corporate body of believers. In several portions in the Old Testament, fasting is linked with intercessory prayer.
David prayed and fasted over his sick child (2 Samuel 12:16) and Esther urged Mordecai and the Israelites to fast for her as she planned to appear before her husband the king (Esther 4:16). When there are serious needs in the body of Christ (i.e. serious health issues, financial problems, marital issues, prolonged unemployment etc), it is important to intercede for other brothers and sisters through corporate fasting and prayer. Let’s spend the next few weeks praying and fasting for the needs in our church.