“My spiritual drought ended, but this taste for the majesty of god only made me thirst for more of HIM” – John Piper
1. Set your objective and commit to a type of fast.
Why are you fasting? Is it for spiritual renewal, for guidance, for healing, for the resolution of problems, for special grace to handle a difficult situation? ask the Holy Spirit to clarify His leading and objectives for your prayer fast. Once you know the reason you have for fasting, you must make a commitment. Pray about the kind of fast you should undertake.
- Choose the type of fast God wants you to undertake (such as water only, water and juices, what kinds of juices you will drink and how often).
- Determine how much time each day you will devote to prayer and God’s word.
2. We should be expectant.
Be reminded that the Lord listens to a prayer from the heart. Be true and contrite as we expect results from our God.
3. Prepare yourself spiritually.
The very foundation of fasting is repentance. Unconfessed sin will hinder your prayers. Seek forgiveness from all whom you have offended and forgive all who have hurt you. Make restitution as the Holy Spirit leads you.
4. Prepare yourself physically.
Fasting requires physical precautions. For those who are taking medication or have a chronic ailment, it is advisable to consult your physician first before beginning the fast.
5. Lessen physical activities.
Limit your physical and social activities during these period. You need to conserve physical energy and you need to devote more time to prayer and reading the Bible.
6. Be in faith.
Be strong and vigilant in prayer as you dedicate more time in fellowship with the Father. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Be clear and specific about your faith goals in your personal life. family, finances, and church. These are what you will be believing God for during the fast and the entire year. expect God to answer. Maintain a thankful heart throughout and after the fast.
Source: Pastor Tan- Chi (2011) One week of prayer and fasting and spiritual feasting 2011, Praying earnestly, accomplishing much.
This fasting devotional was given to me by Pastor Lowi Alegre Tepase. Thank you Kuya.