FASTING AND PRAYER


I proclaimed a fast there beside the Ahava Canal, a fast to humble ourselves before our God and pray for wise guidance for our journey—all our people and possessions. (Ezra 8:21)

Ezra took over as a leader when the children of God had deteriorated into dangerous covenants with evil people. Everything was going wrong for the remnant, there was need for a leader with a heart after God. A leader desiring to see people return to God and give their hearts to Him again.

The world and its attractions can easily remove the hearts of many from their Creator. It causes many to pursue after the wrong things at the expense of their salvation. When Ezra realized that there was need for more intervention in their back to God trip, he proclaimed a fast.

A fast humbles us before God. It puts our bodies in the right place to hear the voice of God. There are some things that can only be dealt with by fasting and prayer. If you have tried praying and there seem to be no change, include fasting. This will bring about wise guidance from the Lord and also bring better covering over your life, your loved ones and your possessions.

The enemy who is after your soul is ever active, going around like a roaring lion seeking to devour you (1 Peter 5:8). He wants your life to remain stagnant with no form of progress. God Himself has made you the best, giving you the blessing of Abraham and making you an heir of the best promises (Galatians 3:14). The devil however fights against your partaking of the inheritance. You need to fight for your place through fasting and prayer.

To get to the next level, you need good guidance from God. This is going to come through fasting and prayer. Take time this week and proclaim a fast in your life. Look around you, there are things that need to change. Make the decision to bring about that change just as Ezra did. It might be your job, marriage, finances, business or whatever it is, change it today through fasting and prayer.

Declare this,
I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me.

 

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Charles Magaiza

Charles Magaiza is the President of El Shaddai World Ministries with a teaching and preaching career spanning over 12 years. Charles is also the Pastor of the fast growing El Shaddai Family Churches in South Africa and also author of the highly motivational From the Shepherd’s Desk which reaches thousands of people every week all over the world. He is an author of a number of published books including Breaking the Invisible Barriers ©2003, Shake It Off ©2005 and No Limits ©2006). All the three publications are available in major book stores in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and other countries. He has transformed the lives of many people through regular presentations to seminars, conferences and workshops. He is also the founder of Purpose Clinic (www.purposeclinic.com), an organization that helps people both young and old realize their purpose and pursue it. This is done through a solid mentorship programme, workshops, seminars and camps.

33 thoughts on “FASTING AND PRAYER”

  1. I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer.I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me.I refuse a life below what God appointed for me.Amen! Thank you Apostle!

  2. Amen Papa l commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. lam determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. l refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me. thank you Papa

  3. Amen Apostle.I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me.

  4. Amen papa , I commit myself into a seaaon od feasting Iam determined to partake od rhe blessings that belongs to me .I refuse a lige of what God appointed for me .

  5. Amen Apostle. Looking around me there are a lot of things that calls for change including myself. I refuse to remain the same (stagnated) or live below what God has appointed for me. I feel i can be better than this. The change is within my will power. Thank you.

  6. I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me.I refuse a life that is below what God has appointed for me.

  7. I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me.

  8. Amen Apostle
    I commit myself into a season of fasting and
    prayer. I am determined to partake of the
    blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that
    is below what God appointed for me.

  9. Amen Apostle, I am encouraged . And therefore, I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me, in Jesus name.

  10. Thank you Apostle. I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me.

  11. Amen Apostle. I commit myself into a season of prayer. I am determined of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me!

  12. Amen Papa..I refuse to be below what a God appointed for me and will humble myself in fasting and prayer as I seek to hear God more for direction.

  13. Thank Apostle for old time religion.
    I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me.

  14. Amen Apostle. I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me.

  15. Amen Apostle! I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer.Iam determined to partake of the bleesings to me.I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me!

  16. Amen!!

    Very important..taking my place through prayer & fasting, not optional.

    I commit myself into a season of prayer & fasting!

    Thank you Sir

  17. Amen Apostle…i commit maself into a season of fasting and prayer.I am determined to partake of the blessings that belong to me.I refuse a life below what God has appointed for me.Thank u Papa…

  18. Amen Apostole……I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer so that I can receive a wise guidance from the Lord and also bring better covering over my life, my loved ones and my possessions.
    Thank you Papa and may the good Lord bless you abundantly.

  19. I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life below what God appointed for me . Amen Apostle

  20. Amen Papa!! I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer.l am determined to partake of the blessings that belong to me.l refuse a life below what God appointed for me!!!

  21. Amen Apostle. I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me.I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me.

  22. I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me.

  23. I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me.

  24. Thank you Apostle. I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me.

  25. I commit myself into a season of fasting and prayer. I am determined to partake of the blessing that belongs to me. I refuse a life that is below what God appointed for me. Amen Apostle.

  26. Thanks so much the people of God. I really enjoyed the explantion about fasting and prayers, but, I have done series of fasting and prayers still the stone left unturned. Why and what do I do to genuely receive from God my Father? It painful to me to praer with faith and didn’t see any result.

      1. Thanks so much wonderful people of God. But I’m getting older everyday, its just that I’m bless by being ageless at 37 I sopposed to have archieved a reasonable success. I had fasted to the extend that I got heart sor I mean something like usher. I think I need a guidian. For this porpose God really want to use you people for me. Thanks a lot for time and love of our Lord Jesus Christ you showed me.

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