prayer and fasting...how are you on this?

Philippines
June 4, 2008 6:56pm CST
Prayer is a usual thing and idea for all christians for countless reasons. We pray because we are thankful, we pray because we are desiring for something, we pray for things, for family, for our own and a lot more things. Let us just say that it is a countless list of things that starts with Lord... But what about fasting? We hear this word a lot but the question if we practicing this is a toughy. I myself always think that prayer is enough for bible says that prayer can move mountain so why there is a need for me to starve myself or go on fasting. Though there are many stories in the bible that promotes fasting like King Josaphat's victory over Moabites and Ezra's victory in his own battle. Prayer and fasting works best together, that is how I see it. Fasting reinforce the message you have in prayer and it also give emphasis on how sincere we are and how we want to have prayer to be answered. Just yesterday I decided to go on 5 days fasting from 8am to 8pm to pray for church revival and some personal prayers that I have in my heart. This is my frist time doing this and even though I just started the fasting yesterday I feel spiritually strong and closer to my God. Hope that for those who will read and response may this blog be an enlightenment. God bless everyone.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
I am glad you had a wonderful experience with fasting. I am a Baha'i so I fast from March 2nd to March 21st as the Glory of God, Baha'u'llah, requested. I look forward to the fast each year becuase I always feel so filled with love for God and all of humanity during that time. What a wonderful gift God has given us in enabling us to fast! I hope you continue to grow closer to the All-loving, All-Mighty God!
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• Philippines
21 Aug 08
wow that is way really cool for you.. thnks for your time and God bless you..
• United States
21 Aug 08
Thank you! May God bless you ever more each day!
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• India
5 Jun 08
i am really bad at both of them.well i have never done fasting in my life.i like to eat,eat and eat more.sorry but i cant avoid it.talking about prayer i do pray often but not always by the way u sound new to mylot. welcome to mylot.
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• United States
5 Jun 08
You don't have to fast from food only. You can fast from anything that iscarnal (asour pastor puts it) and use that time to spendtime w/God. Also you could just fast from one thing. I hope that helps.
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• Philippines
5 Jun 08
thnks for welcoming me...yeah i am new in this site and i am enjoying my stay... paliz is right fasting is not only on foods but in any thing that you usualy do..,,,
• India
8 Jun 08
May god bless you.....
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@paliz81 (35)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I have fasted from the computer and certain foods. Lately I haven't been able to do more though because of being pregnant or nursing. It really does help you draw closer to God.
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@mclendon (308)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I fasted on Yom Kippur last year. That is a Jewish holiday of fasting and prayer. I chose that day because I knew other people somewhere would be fasting and my church doesn't do any official fasting days. I needed the accountability of knowing that if someone else could do it, I could. I have a tendency toward hypoglycemia so I find fasting difficult. I also believe, like you, that fasting should be for the purpose of focusing on prayer and my relationship with God. If I don't have time to fast AND pray, there is no point in starving. I have young children, so getting the time for quiet reflection is usually the problem.
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