Fasting Prayers

I will be praying and fasting today (on Wednesdays). I implore any of you friends who really love the Lord to join me. And if you cannot fast for some reason, please pray with me during meal times. So we are on the same page, my prayers will be:

1. Please purify my soul and my family’s soul and wash us clean by the blood of the Lamb Jesus Christ. Please forgive our sins and renew our strength and purity with the Holy Spirit so we may be in your presence and pray and fast today.

2. The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6), with emphasis on “Please, dear Lord, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

3. Please may God’s prayer warriors be strengthened and focused to pray and fast for your good to triumph over the enemies’ evil.

4. Please protect and strengthen our President Trump and all those officials doing good and please give them wisdom, knowledge, understanding and favor with You and man. May those who have done evil to be caught and prosecuted and be found guilty and punished to the fullest extent of the law. Please allow this to change their hearts to repentance and salvation.

5. Please help our country defund and abolish abortion and injustice so you will forgive and bless our country as a whole. Please provide for and help the orphans and widows. Let us not pass by our brothers and sisters unmoved but help them with Your love and empathy, knowing You adopted us as well and provide for us.

6. Please allow people to be released from their addictions to tech and social media/phones and pleasure addictions which have become their idols. Please release and help them so they are ready when you come soon for your church.

7. Please purify your church and strengthen her to prayer and fasting and worship together. Destroy the evil within her and cast out demons who have infiltrated. Help your church to remember her job of missions, winning souls for your kingdom, worshipping You. Please help and strengthen and bless Your persecuted church around the world.

8. Please save as many as you can from the clutches of Satan and soften their hearts to Jesus Christ as their Lord for their eternal soul’s sake.

9. Please strengthen and heal my friends and family for prayer and prepare their hearts and souls for your coming.

10. Please keep the demons and evil ones who have chosen to worship them from being effective in the evil they want to do. Stop their plans, dear Lord, and protect us. May all the evil plans come to ruin and be hindered and useless and may You, Lord, and Your angels win every battle.

11. We love and pray for Israel. We pray for her peace and that the Jews will realize that Jesus is their Messiah and be saved. Praise be the God of Israel. Please bless her.

12. We worship you, dear Jesus. We give you praise, honor due you and adore your glory. You are worthy of all our love and adoration and worship. You are holy and true.

In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.❤❤❤

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Results of My 8 1/2 Day Fast

While my 13 year old son was on an 8-day Honduras mission trip, I felt an urgency to do a fasting prayer for 8 1/2 days. So I obeyed and did just that. And for those, like me, who has never done more than a day and a half fast ever, I wanted to share my prayer fasting results with you:

1. I was rarely ever hungry. The few times the second day I was hungry, I prayed for God to take the hunger away and He did immediately. Amazing.

2. I grew significantly closer to the Lord and view things differently, even now. My senses were heightened, but not physically as much as spiritually. Physically, I was in a fog or aware but slow to react. Spiritually, I noticed the spiritual more. I saw people as needing Jesus or searching or in declining spiritual health or grieving or whatever. I was more attuned to taking time to smile or listen or touch or pray with or over someone. I prayed a LOT more because I chose to but also out of people’s needs. The funny thing, people talked to me and asked me to pray and even those who did not ask allowed me to and felt better afterwards. I saw the physical as more temporal and saw more an eternal perspective.

3. I lost 12 pounds. Was not trying for that, but there it was nonetheless.

4. I did not change my normal workload one bit and cooked regularly for my family. God gave me strength to do all my normal tasks and cook and clean and even accomplish extras that I had put off. I believe I accomplished more than usual, praise God.

5. Worship with my church was much sweeter, deeper and more intense. I got choked up even, unlike me.

6. I was more serious and intentional. Yes, my sense of humor was intact but life took on such a different flavor. Since I was not eating (I limited myself to water, hot or cold unsweet tea and unsweet, black coffee), life held the flavor, and I felt its importance and my role in it in the scope of spiritual dynamics. Life was more clear. God’s kingdom was more vivid and understandable.

7. God was more important as He rightfully should always be. How it should always be everywhere to everyone. I felt Yahweh closer to me and appreciated Him more and put Him into a more proper prominence in everything in my life. God was more real, just so present and perfect. I felt Him and just knew I was obeying so He was pleased and heard me vividly. What a Savior! Praise God!

8. I had leg cramps. That is, on the fourth day, I needed sleep and searched “leg cramps while fasting” and some wonderful doctor said to dissolve 1/2 t. Himalayan sea salt in 1 cup warm water and drink, followed by 1/2 t. Cream of Tartar dissolved in 1 cup warm water after. Drank that every morning and that worked; I had no problems after that. (I also took 1 multivitamin a day, fyi.) Lots of water all day to not dehydrate or get a headache.

9. Bad breath. Sorry, a reality. Chew gum if going out in public.

10. Greater appreciation of beauty and glory of God. You know all beauty is really God’s glory shining through. Just such a pleasure from stillness in nature, colors around us (which are dimmer than those in eternity), shape and occurrences of cloud activity, textures, feel.

11. More time. Without eating, I had more time to spend praying and attending to family and work. There was attending strange “in the now” vibe to everything, an almost slow motion value of being present in every task or state of being.

Hope this helps anyone considering long term fasting or even those curious. May God lead and you and I obey! Praise God!❤❤❤

10 Constant Benefits of 24 Hour Weekly Fasting with Prayer

Since I started in September the discipline and obedience of fasting with prayer one day a week, I have noticed a stark difference in me and wanted to share it.

1. Constant peace running in the background all the time. Joy has rarely ever been a problem but this peace is relatively new to me. I like it. It is a constant reminder that God is in control and loves me so will handle everything His way in His timing. No worries.

2. My relationship with God has grown deeply. I am spiritually maturing and physically minimizing (except to get it in line with what I need to do spiritually). I never am or feel alone.

3. Running conversation prayers are more automatic and consistent. Prayer flows and I understand its importance and power.

4. I am healthier. I am maintaining my healthy weight and energy better, not letting food be so prominent.

5. Clarity of mind and spirit.

6. One running trial from my past is over. God worked it out and the struggle is over.

7. Spiritual things matter infinitely more than temporal, physical things.

8. I am more engaged in people and my kids and my husband, helping wherever I can and putting myself last. A servant’s heart has developed stronger than before.

9. My self-assurance because God is my Father has increased. I do not care or get offended by jerks or bullies or friends or family. I let it run off my shoulder and instead or reacting, pray for them.

10. I want to continue. I want others to pray determinedly, even if they cannot fast but fast if you can. I want everyone to be saved and have this geowth with God. It is amazing.❤

Prayer Before Reaction

I have started this new thing. Correction, the Holy Spirit has finally been allowed by me to start this new thing. He has given me definitive clarity on this 8 day fast I am on. (I generally fast 24 hours weekly on Eednesdays and have aince September but I was told told fast while my son is away in Honduras on a missions trip and I am obeying.) On day 3 today, something started this decision. I screwed up. I accidentally ruined something of my husband. He is generally very abrasive and passive aggressive for days and does not forgive easily and keeps bringing it up and making me feel like an idiot for weeks/months/years about it. This is generally his reaction when I mess up pretty much anything, and I am clutzy and mess up a lot. Anyway, before I reacted to his tirade after I confessed my really dumb screw up and harm to his possession, I prayed. I prayed to ask God to help him not be so mad and to help him to be able to forgive me. After a few more angry and hostile comments about my disrespecting him and destroying his thing, something amazing happened. 1. I had total peace. I knew I screwed up and had confessed and will make an effort to be much more careful and certainly did not intend to harm it or disrespect him. God gave me peace. And 2. God helped him calm down and try to figure out how to salvage it. He relaxed a bit. Amazing.

And I am thus on a new selfish mission of self-preservation. I will pray before reacting and responding. I did not say a word in response to initial tirade. I humbly prayed in response before I pridefully opened my mouth, which would have made matters worse. I just prayed. Not only does this help everything but also conveys trust in God and faith that He can and will intervene to help me, the little girl He chooses to love. I can draw closer to Him in this relationship. He can maintain peace in me no matter what tempest rages outside these walls of flesh. Praise God who always answers prayer!!!❤❤❤

Fasting Prayers

I will be praying and fasting tomorrow (every Wednesday). I implore any of you friends who really love the Lord to join me. And if you cannot fast for some reason, please pray with me during meal times. So we are on the same page, my prayers will be:

1. Please purify my soul and my family’s soul and wash us clean by the blood of the Lamb Jesus Christ. Please forgive our sins and renew our strength and purity with the Holy Spirit so we may be in your presence and pray and fast today.

2. The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6), with emphasis on “Please, dear Lord, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

3. Please may God’s prayer warriors be strengthened and focused to pray and fast for your good to triumph over the enemies’ evil.

4. Please protect and strengthen our President Trump and all those officials doing good and please give them wisdom, knowledge, understanding and favor with You and man. May those who have done evil to be caught and prosecuted and be found guilty and punished to the fullest extent of the law. Please allow this to change their hearts to repentance and salvation.

5. Please help our country defund and abolish abortion and injustice so you will forgive and bless our country as a whole. Please provide for and help the orphans and widows. Let us not pass by our brothers and sisters unmoved but help them with Your love and empathy, knowing You adopted us as well and provide for us.

6. Please allow people to be released from their addictions to tech and social media/phones and pleasure addictions which have become their idols. Please release and help them so they are ready when you come soon for your church.

7. Please purify your church and strengthen her to prayer and fasting and worship together. Destroy the evil within her and cast out demons who have infiltrated. Help your church to remember her job of missions, winning souls for your kingdom, worshipping You. Please help and strengthen and bless Your persecuted church around the world.

8. Please save as many as you can from the clutches of Satan and soften their hearts to Jesus Christ as their Lord for their eternal soul’s sake.

9. Please strengthen and heal my friends and family for prayer and prepare their hearts and souls for your coming.

10. Please keep the demons and evil ones who have chosen to worship them from being effective in the evil they want to do. Stop their plans, dear Lord, and protect us. May all the evil plans come to ruin and be hindered and useless and may You, Lord, and Your angels win every battle.

11. We love and pray for Israel. We pray for her peace and that the Jews will realize that Jesus is their Messiah and be saved. Praise be the God of Israel. Please bless her.

12. We worship you, dear Jesus. We give you praise, honor due you and adore your glory. You are worthy of all our love and adoration and worship. You are holy and true.

In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.❤❤❤

Christian Leader and Follower Reprimand

I have heard from a worship pastor, a youth pastor, a preacher, a children’s ministry worker that they had little time to read their Bible or pray. This should never be! Everyone who is working on a personal relationship with Christ, whose namesake we bear, should prioritize Bible reading and be in constant prayer. This is our mandate. We are then humbly keeping Christ as the priority as is His right and our privalege. This is essential. Don’t talk to me of revival and growth if you are not doing your first and most important job. Prioritize better, repent in this way, apologize for this heinous sin and prioritize prayer and Bible study. Then we will see revival, it would not be able to be helped. Change you=change the world. Do it right.❤