Today is a day of fasting and prayer over your local communities. Fasting from food or habits that your body or mind are accustomed to “needing” forces one to practice self-control over your flesh. Your flesh is to submit to the Spirit, however this requires your will. During the day as your flesh tells you it “must have” whatever your are withholding, practice the fruit of the Spirit of self-control and resist temptation. This will be a reminder that it is time to pray.

Throughout the past nine days we have prayed a variety of prayers. For personal reasons or circumstances, it is likely some prayer areas were closer to your heart than others. If so, use this day of fasting to pray in these areas. Below is a link to the previous days of prayer if you would like to be reminded.


Pray for yourself:

  • That your fast will focus your attention to God and to prayer. Fasting provides numerous opportunities to praise and worship God as you redirect your fleshly thoughts and desires towards God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. 1 Timothy 2:1-3