“(The Disciples said,)…We will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word”- Acts 6:4
Prayer is one of the best avenues for understanding Gods purpose for us and even those around us. It not only brings the blessings of God’s will into our personal lives, but it also brings th added blessing of walking “in step” with God’s plans.
We are to pray in times of adversity, lest we become faithless. We are to pray in times of prosperity so that we wont become boastful and proud. We are to pray in times of danger, lest we become cowardly and we pray in times of security, so that we won’t becag to view ourselves as self-sufficient. We really are called to “pray without ceasing”.
Prayer helps to get us in tune with the Spirit of God within and as we all know, our ability to percieve God’s direction in life is directly related to our ability to sense the promptings of His Holy Spirit.
During a fast, those inner “promptings” of the Holy Spirit are highlighted (increasingly throughout the fast). As you continue your fast…Be sure to place a high value on time with God and pay careful attention to those “promptings” and allow them to mold your day.
Soli Deo Gloria! Pastor Kyle