What is Fasting?
For spiritual purposes, it means to go without eating and drinking; to abstain. It is a temporary renunciation of food, in order to intensify one's expression of need for something greater; namely, God and His work in one's life.
Fasting affords one with a Godward focus, and a means of assuring one's connection with God. Fasting is a method one may utilize to test, and discipline himself. It may renew one's mind and outlook on life. Fasting is an expression of humility to, and dependency on God. No one needs to know when you are fasting, but God.
Matthew 6:16–18, Jesus says, “When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
What is Prayer?
Prayer is the direct communication of the human soul with the Lord Who created the soul. It is a way for the believer, in Jesus Christ, to communicate his emotions and desires with God and to fellowship with God.
Prayer draws one closer to God. It builds a rapport: relation, and connection. Prayer affords one the opportunity to talk to God, letting Him know how he feels about his situation, circumstances, and God. Prayer opens the door for one's requests to be made known. It is a form of worship.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Philippians 4:6)
Fasting and Prayer , together, Creates a Balance between Mind, Body, and Soul
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