Fasting And Prayer Points 2023

RCCG (50) Days Fasting 11th January to 1st March 2023

RCCG (50) Days Fasting for this Year 2023 to start on the 11th of January 2023 to 1st of March 2023

RCCG (50) Days Fasting 11th January to 1st March 2023

RCCG (50) Days Fasting 11th January to 1st March 2023

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2023 RCCG ANNUAL FASTING AND PRAYER – JANUARY 11 – MARCH 1, 2023

RCCG (50) Days Fasting for this Year 2023 to start on the 11th of January 2023 to 1st of March 2023

DAY 13: MONDAY 23RD JANUARY
TOPIC: GLOBAL INSURGENCES
BIBLE TEXT(S): PSALM 91:1- END

INTRODUCTION: Terrorism is a major challenge today in many nations of the world. These are the Antichrist spirits at work against the Church of Christ at this end time. We need to arise and pray that Jesus will reign and prevail in our nation.

PRAYER POINTS FOR 23RD JANUARY 2023 (DAY 13)

1. Father, we thank you for delivering us from the activities of these evil men, we will only hear of them from afar but never allow them to come near us, in Jesus name. Psalm 91:5-7

2. We cover ourselves, our family members and brethren in the blood of Jesus. Exodus 12:23.

3. Father, let there be confusion in the camp of the insurgents, set them against one another to help destroy themselves in Jesus name. 2 Chronicles 20:23

4. Father your word says those who live by the sword shall die by the sword, let the terrorists die by their own weapons, in Jesus name. Matthew 26:52

5. O Lord, strive with them that strive with us, let the destroyers destroy themselves, in Jesus name. Psalm 35:1-6

6. Father, arise against those sponsoring terrorism and their supporters, destroy the sources of their incomes in Jesus name.

7. Father, the blood of the innocent is crying for vengeance, arise and bring an end to the plaques on the land as a result of these evil acts in Jesus name.

8. Father, destroys all the weapons of violence and evil perpetuators in our nations, in Jesus name. Isaiah 54:16

9. In Jesus name; I reject and resist every weapon fashioned against me and my family, they shall not prosper. Isaiah 54:17.

10. Father, let the ways of the terrorists be slippery and let the angels of the Lord persecute them in Jesus name. Psalm 35:6

11. Father; send deliverance now and cause us to laugh at the fall of the strongman of insurgences and terrorist groups in Jesus name. Job 5:22

12. Father, redeem us from deaths in famine and war in Jesus name. Job 5:20 13.Father, let all perpetrators of insurgences sleep the sleep of death in Jesus name.

13. Father, let the captives of the mighty be set free and the let those in the camp of insurgences be delivered in Jesus name. Isaiah 49:25

14. Father, let the eaters of flesh be fed with their own flesh and be drunken with their own blood in Jesus name. Isaiah 49:26.

DAY 10: FRI. 20TH JANUARY 2023
TOPIC: UNITY IN THE CHURCH
BIBLE TEXT(S): Psa 133:1-3, Heb 13:1, Gen 11:4-5, Jn 17:21, Mat 12:25

INTRODUCTION: If the Church of Jesus Christ must operate positively and successfully in this end times she must be united in serious prayer continually, there must be love and unity. It is a good thing for brethren to dwell together in unity.

PRAYER POINTS FOR 20TH JANUARY 2023 (DAY 10)

1. Father we thank you for your love and faithfulness towards your church. Psa 92:1

2. Father we repent of all our sins of strife, enmity, un-forgiveness, bitterness, resentment, please, father have mercy on your Church in Jesus name. Psa 86:3

3. Father, release your warring angel to break down every denominational wall dividing the body of Christ in Jesus name. Ephesians 2:14

4. Father paralyze every power of disunity in your Church and let your Spirit bind us together in Jesus name Ephesians 4:13

5. Father every gate of disunity militating against your Church, let them collapse in Jesus name 1Corinth 3:4

6. Father by your mercy destroy the stronghold of disunity and divisions in the body of Christ in Jesus name

7, Father please let there be unity and oneness in your church in Jesus name. Psa 133:1

8. Father let your church speak with one voice in Jesus name Act 2:1

9. Oh God arise and let all the enemies of your Church be scattered in Jesus name. Psa 68:1

10. Father in this season of trials and persecution of your Church, the gate of hell will not prevail in Jesus name. Matt. 16:18.

11. Every arrow of disunity fired against your Church from the pit of hell, back to your sender in Jesus name. Prov. 26:27

12. Lord let all Political gang up against your Church be frustrated in Jesus name. Isa 54:15

13. Every anti-gospel law, regulations, policies, and agenda against your church, be destroyed in Jesus name. Isaiah 54:17

14. Let the troublers of the RCCG be put to shame in Jesus name. 1Chr 2:7

15. Thank you, father, for answers to our prayers in Jesus name. Psalms 89:5

DAY 9: THURS. 19TH JANUARY
TOPIC: KINGDOM OF GOD
BIBLE TEXT(S): Matthew 6:9-13, 25:34-36; 18:21-3, John 18:36

INTRODUCTION: The kingdom of God is where God rules and reigns. It’s a peaceful kingdom
devoid of any evil. It’s our duty to pray for the kingdom to come early as this is the only final solution to world chaos and troubles.

PRAYER POINTS FOR 19TH JANUARY 2023 (DAY 9)

1. Father I thank you for your word and your kingdom. Psalm 98:1

2. Father whatever I have done that will make me not to be part of this your kingdom, please have mercy and forgive me in the name of Jesus. Psalm 98:3

3. Father give me a generous heart and the grace to do your will at all times in Jesus name Ezekiel 36:27

4. Father let your kingdom come and your perfect will be done on earth in Jesus name. Matthew 6:10

5. Father deliver me from every work of the flesh in the name of Jesus. Romans 8:6

6. Father give me the grace to forgive all that have offended me; and cause all those I have offended to forgive me as well in Jesus name. Matthew 6:12

7. Father make me an addicted soul winner to keep populating your kingdom in Jesus name. Prov. 11:30

8. Father I cast out every root of bitterness in me in Jesus name Job 7:11

9. Father please draw more people to your kingdom in Jesus name Acts 14:3

10. Father take away from us everything that will make it impossible for us to enter into your kingdom in Jesus mighty name Lk. 18:24-25

11. Father help your church to understand that your kingdom is not meat and drink; but in righteousness and peace in Jesus name. Rom 14:17

12. Father give us the grace to serve you wholeheartedly in Jesus name Deut. 6:5

13. Father we abort every plan of the enemy to depopulate your kingdom in Jesus name. Isa. 54:15

14. Father cause my life to always bring joy to your kingdom in Jesus name Isa. 60:15

15. Thank you, father, for answers to prayers Psa. 33:21

DAY 8: WED 18TH JANUARY
TOPIC: PRAYER MINISTRY
BIBLE TEXT(S): MATTHEW 16:19, MATTHEW 18:18-20

INTRODUCTION: Prayer is communication between humanity and divinity. When prayer is effective, it avails much. God want to do many things on the earth today, but it can only be accomplished through active prayer ministry of the church. Through prayers we bring to pass the will of God on earth.

PRAYER POINTS FOR 18TH JANUARY 2023 (DAY 8)

1.   Father we thank you for instituting the ministry of prayers and teaching us how to pray. Luke 18:1
2.  Father we thank you for who you are, the Almighty, the one who speak of a thing and it comes into existence. Genesis 35:11
3.  We thank you for answering our prayers whenever we call upon you Psalms 50:15
4.  Father, we thank you because there is none like unto Thee, glorious in Holiness fearful in praises in Jesus name. Exodus 15:11
5.  The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercy we thank you for saving us, in Jesus name. 1 Samuel 2:1-10, 1 Peter 1:1-3.

6.  Father thank you for saving us and giving us your wisdom to know the truth. Thank you for the revelation of knowing you in Jesus name. Ephesians 1:17
7.  Father, please remove the spirit of pride and stubbornness in our life, In Jesus name. Matthew 5:5.
8.  Father, force us to remove all idols and be clean always in the name of Jesus Genesis 35:24
9.  Father, let the gift of the spirit be made manifest in the body of Christ in the name of Jesus. 1 Timothy 4:14.
10. Father, as heaven bound Christians in the ministry, teach us to hate all you hate in Jesus name. Proverbs 6:16.

11. Father, in the prayer ministry please teach us the virtue of faith and complete surrender to you in Jesus name. Hebrews 11:6.
12. Father plant in us the spirit of obedience like the Rechabites so as to be your peculiar treasure Exodus 19:5, Jeremiah 35:1-8.
13. Father enlighten our heart with understanding that we may know you and grow everyday spiritually from glory to glory in Jesus name. Ephesians 1:17
14. Father empower the Pastors to preach the word of God without diluting it in Jesus name. 2 Timothy 4:2
15. Father keep the Pastors blameless before you, raise them to be truly men and women after your own heart in Jesus name. Jeremiah 3:15

DAY 7: TUESDAY 17TH OF JANUARY
TOPIC: CHURCH GROWTH
BIBLE TEXT(S): MATTHEW 28:19-20; MATTHEW 4:19

INTRODUCTION: In Luke 10:2, It is the desire of our Lord Jesus for the Church to grow because the harvest is great but many obstacles and factors are preventing this promise from coming to past. We need to stand against these obstacles in our prayers.

PRAYERS POINTS FOR DAY 7:

♥ Father, we thank You for the early revival of the church, which brought about explosive church growth, in Jesus name.- Acts 2:47
♥ Father, we thank You for taking RCCG from 44 parishes in Nigeria to over 180 countries all over the world, in Jesus name. – Genesis 9:19
♥ Father, we thank You for the salvation of thousands of souls who were on their way to hell, but You have helped them to make a U-turn to heaven, using Your church as an instrument of salvation. – Matthew 16:18
♥ Father, we thank You for making several accesses to many unreached lands, in Jesus name. – Exodus 14:21-22
♥ Father, we thank You for all Your missionaries who left their families and countries to dangerous parts of the world to preach boldly the message of salvation to perishing souls, in Jesus name. – Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 4:19

♥ Father, we thank You for urgent interventions with which You delivered Your missionaries in times of persecution and peril, in Jesus name. – Acts 12:8
♥ Father, let the power of the Holy Ghost manifest in Your church like the days of old, in Jesus name. – Acts 23: 6 – 7
♥ Father, cover Your church and let the blood of Jesus, speak for Your church, in Jesus name. – Hebrews 12:24
♥ Father, let Your fire of deliverance be rekindled in Your church, in Jesus name. – Obadiah 1:17.
♥ Father, renew and refresh Your ministers so that they can flee from carnality in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities, in Jesus name. – Ezekiel 36:27

♥ Father, every seed You have not planted into Your church uproot in Jesus name. – Matthew 15:13
♥ Father, every ungodly power that has penetrated to the position of authority in the church expose and disgrace them and if they fail to repent, uproot them, in Jesus name. – Matthew 7:15
♥ Father, every ungodly power working against church growth be consumed by the fire of Holy Ghost, in Jesus name. – Matthew 12:30
♥ Lord, give Your church divine direction, in Jesus name. – Psalm 23:2
♥ Father, sow into our branches across the globe ideas, knowledge, strategies, wisdom we need to move Your church forward in Jesus name. – Ephesians 1:17

DAY 6: MONDAY 16TH JANUARY
TOPIC: REVIVAL
BIBLE TEXT(S) Habakkuk 3:2

INTRODUCTION:For there to be Revival in the Church of God, the Church must become very Prayerful. It is only Prayer that can bring about the expected Revival that will make the Church Stand Out in Jesus’ Name.

PRAYER POINTS FOR DAY 6:

1. Father send down the Fire of Revival in Your Church again, like the days of Old, in Jesus’ Name – Habakkuk 3:2

2. Father, awake Your Church from deep Slumber in Jesus’ Name – Isaiah 56:10

3. Father let there be Fresh Holy Ghost Fire, Fresh Anointing, Fresh Unction upon Your Church, in Jesus’ Name – Acts 2:1-4

4. Father give New Strength, New Life, New Energy to Your Church at this end time, in Jesus’ Name – Acts 4:29

5. Holy Spirit, send down Your Holy Ghost Fire to our Revival Programs, in Jesus’ Name – Acts 4:30

6. Father let there be live Miracles that will make People believe You and You alone, in Jesus’ Name – John 4:48, 5:1-9

7. Father, release Your Anointing of Healing into Your Church, let the blind see, let the Lame work, let the dumb speak, let the deaf hear and the dead rise in Jesus’ Name – Acts 19:11

8. Father, let our Mind be Genuinely renewed for Your Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ Name – Romans 12:2

9. Father You are the Potter of our lives, remold us to Your desire and Your Will in Jesus’ Name – Jeremiah 18:3-4

10. Every Power working to make us what You have not created us to be, Holy Ghost deal with it in Jesus’ Name – Isaiah 54:16-17

11. Every Inherited Strange behaviour and habits in our lives working against our Personal Revival be destroyed in Jesus’ Name – Jeremiah 31:29

12. Father, every Virtues, Blessings, I had lost before I gave my Life to You be restored in Jesus’ Name – Joel 2:25

13. Father, whatever the enemy has stolen from me become too hot for my enemies to keep in their Camp and be returned to me in Jesus’ Name – 1 Samuel 5:2-5

14. Father, restore to me every Divine Virtue, I and every Member of my family have lost for the Past years, in Jesus’ Name – Joel 2:25

15. Powers in (put your Country) working against the Revival of the Church be destroyed in Jesus’ Name – Daniel 10:13

DAY 4: SATURDAY 14TH JANUARY
TOPIC: MINISTERS AND CHURCH WORKERS
BIBLE TEXT(S) 2 CHRONICLES 29:11, PSALM 104:4, ISAIAH 61:6

INTRODUCTION: Prayer is essential in the life of every child of God for effective ministerial life.

PRAYER POINTS FOR DAY 4:

♣ Father, we thank you for the lives of your true ministers and church workers in Jesus name. 2 Timothy 2:2
♣ Father, let your ministers and church workers answer the call to repentance, in Jesus name. Joe 1:13, 2:17
♣ Father, make your ministers sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant and not of the law but of the spirit, in Jesus name. 2 Corinthians 3:6
♣ Father, please keep your promise to make your minister flame of fire to come to pass in our time, in Jesus name, Hebrews 1:7
♣ Father, give all your ministers the Spirit of the fear of the Lord, in Jesus name. Isaiah 11:2.

♣ Lord, give your ministers the three-fold Spirit of Power, Love and of a sound mind in the process of serving you, in Jesus name, 2 Timothy 1:7
♣ Father, let your church continue to march on and never let the gate of hell overcome your church, in Jesus name, Matthew 16:18
♣ Father, let every ungodly power sitting in the position of authority in your Holy church be exposed, disgraced and uprooted, in Jesus name, Acts 16: 16 – 18
♣ Every plant you have not planted in your church, Lord let them be uprooted by Holy Ghost fire, in Jesus name. Matthew 15:13
♣ Father let your ministers seek to depend on you alone, (God the father) and not on god fathers, in Jesus name. Psalms 18:2

♣ Father never let your light that is shining upon your church go dim or fade in Jesus name. 1 Samuel 3:1.
♣ Father let every satanic altar erected against your ministers and church be demolished by the fire of the Holy Ghost in Jesus name. Numbers 23:1-2.
♣ In the mighty name of Jesus, I render every evil, aggressive altars impotent in the name of Jesus. Numbers 23:7-8.
♣ Father, let every altar erected against your ministers and the church be disgraced, in Jesus name. 1 king 13:5
♣ Father, let your hammer smash every evil altar erected against your ministers and church workers in the name of Jesus. 1 Samuel 5:4

DAY 3: FRIDAY 13TH JANUARY
TOPIC: DADDY GO AND FAMILY
BIBLE TEXT(S): PSALM 91:1-END

INTRODUCTION: He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

PRAYER POINTS FOR DAY 3:

♦ Father, we thank you for your beloved son, Pastor Enoch, Adejare Adeboye, we thank you for your call upon his life, in Jesus name. Romans 8:30.
♦ Father, we thank you for bringing him out of darkness into your marvellous light, in Jesus name. 1 Peter 2:9.
♦ Father, we thank you for enabling your son to enter into a great covenant with you, in Jesus name. Genesis 9:9.
♦ We thank you for anointing him so powerfully and making him a blessing to this generation, in Jesus name. 1 Samuel 2:35

♦ Father, we thank you for using him to spread the gospel through your Church, RCCG to over 180 Countries of the world, in Jesus name. 1 Thessalonians 1:8
♦ Father we thank you for our mother in Israel- Pastor Mrs. Folu Adeboye, for the support she is giving to the Ministry of your son, in Jesus name. Psalms 105:1
♦ Father, we thank you for your divine protection and provision over Pastor E.A Adeboye and his family, in Jesus name. Psalms 35:2
♦ Lord, we thank you for long life and prosperity for your son, in Jesus name. Psalms 91:16
♦ Father, let your son fulfill all his assignments in his life time, in Jesus name. 2 Timothy 4:7

♦ Father, please let Pastor E. A Adeboye and Pastor Mrs. Folu Adeboye finish well and strong in Jesus name Psalms 1:3
♦ Father, please continue to strengthen him and empower him for the task ahead in Jesus name. Exodus 15:13
♦ Father, never let any of his words fall to the ground in Jesus name, 1Sam 3:19
♦ Father, Let your son grow from glory to greater glory, in Jesus name. 2Cor 3:18.
♦ Father, please do not let there be separation between you and your son, jealously guide your relationship with him in Jesus name Hebrew 13:5.
♦ Father, never let there be a better yesterday in this life in Jesus name. Haggai 2:9

DAY 2: THURSDAY 12TH JANUARY
TOPIC: MERCY AND FORGIVENESS
BIBLE TEXT(S): PSALM 51: 1-END, HABAKKUK 3:2

INTRODUCTION: God created man in his image and likeness. Man was enjoying smooth fellowship with God before man sinned and fell short of the glory and mercy of God, but God’s thought towards man is of good and not of evil. God sent His only son, Jesus Christ to pay the price for the sin of man through His mercy, therefore as many that will confess and forsake their sins, the Lord is ready to forgive by His mercy. It is time to cry to God for mercy and forgiveness.

PRAYER POINTS FOR DAY 2 – 12TH JANUARY 2023:

1 Father please have mercy on me and forgive me my sin , in Jesus name. Romans 9:15
2. Father, let mercy reign over judgment in my life, in Jesus name.
3. Father have mercy on me and forgive me my iniquities, in Jesus name.
4. Father let your goodness and mercies follow me all the days of my life, in Jesus name. Psalm 23:6
5. Father hear the voice of my plea for your mercy, in Jesus name. Psalm 28:2

6. Father at every location I have lost your mercy, please Lord forgive me and restore your mercy back into my life, in Jesus name.
7. Father I confess and forsake my sin, please Lord let me obtain mercy and forgiveness, in Jesus name. Proverbs 28:13
8. Father with you there is forgiveness, forgive me Oh Lord the sins of my fathers, in Jesus name. Psalm 130:4
9. Father, mercy and forgiveness belongs unto you, have mercy and forgive me my sins, in Jesus name. Daniel 9:9
10. Father, because your son’s blood was shed for me, use the blood of your son to cleanse me, in Jesus name. Hebrews 9:28.

11. Father, let my case with you be a personal affair, do not leave my judgment in the hands of my enemies, in Jesus name. 2 Samuel 24:14
12. Father, because you are the God of love and righteousness, forgive us our iniquities and show your people mercy, in Jesus name.
13. Lord let your mercy be available for me and set me free from where the judgement of the enemy had tied me in Jesus name.
14. Oh my God, in the multitudes of your mercies please let me obey and serve you like I have never done before, in Jesus name.
15. Father, we ask for your mercies over every error we have committed in your church and our gatherings, in Jesus name. Psalm 85:2

RCCG FASTING AND PRAYER POINTS 11TH JANUARY 2023
DAY 1: WEDNESDAY 11TH JANUARY THANKSGIVING
BIBLE TEXT(S): PSALM 136: 1–END, PSALM 101, 105. 1 CHRONICLES 16:8.

INTRODUCTION: Thanksgiving is the art of giving thanks to God through the demonstration or show of gratitude for His goodness and mercies. It is good to give thanks unto the Lord. Psalms 92:1. Hannah expressed her appreciation to God in 1 Samuel 2:1 – 10.

PRAYER POINTS FOR DAY 1:

1. Father, I thank You for Your mercy endures forever over my life, in Jesus name
2. Thank You Father for creating me in Your own image in Jesus name Genesis 1:27.
3. Father; I thank You for declaring me good after creating me in Jesus name Genesis 1:31
4. Father; I thank You for giving me dominion over all the works of Your hands in Jesus name Genesis 1:26.
5. Father; I thank You for saving my soul by your mercy, in Jesus name Lamentations 3:22.
6. Father; I thank You for renewing Your mercies every morning over my life, in Jesus name. Lamentation 3:23
7. Father; I thank You for the ability to sleep and wake up every day, in Jesus name. Psalms 3:5

8. Father; I thank You for the gift of salvation for mankind among whom I am one, in Jesus name. John 3:16-18.
9. Father; I thank You for drawing me to Jesus, Your only begotten Son , in Jesus name. John 14:6. John 3:27.
10. Father; I thank you for my sanctification in Jesus name. 2 Thessalonians 2:13
11. Father I thank you for open doors, in Jesus name. Revelation 3:8
12. Father; I thank you for keeping every member of my family alive in Jesus name. Ecclesiastes 9:4
13. Father I thank you for divine protection and provision, in Jesus name. Genesis 47:12
14. Father I thank you for divine visitation, in Jesus name. Job 10:12 15.Father I thank you for divine healing, in Jesus name. Job 10:12

Fasting and prayer is a common spiritual discipline practiced by Christians, including members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

According to Pastor Adeboye, Our Fasting for this Year 2023 will start on the 11th of January 2023. As usual, it will be for Only fifty (50) Days – I was expecting a Hundred (100) Days. And it will be from 11th of January to 1st of March 2023 – And you can break on a daily basis.

Fasting is the act of voluntarily abstaining from food (and sometimes other pleasures) for a period of time in order to focus on prayer and seek a closer relationship with God. It is often accompanied by prayer and Bible study, as believers seek to draw near to God and seek His will for their lives.

In the RCCG, fasting and prayer may be practiced individually or as a part of a group effort. The church may designate specific times for fasting and prayer, such as during the annual RCCG Holy Ghost Congress or in preparation for a major event or decision. Members may also choose to fast and pray on their own as a way of seeking God’s guidance and direction in their personal lives.

Fasting and prayer can be a powerful way to draw near to God and seek His will for your life. If you are considering participating in a fast, it is important to be properly prepared and to seek guidance from a spiritual mentor or leader.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON THE RCCG FASTING AND PRAYER FOR THE COMMENCEMENT OF YEAR 2023

♦ Our Fasting for this Year 2023 will start on the 11th of January 2023.

♦ As usual, it will be for Only fifty (50) Days – I was expecting a Hundred (100) Days.

And it will be from 11th of January to 1st of March 2023 – And you can break on a Daily basis.

♦ If you are already seventy (70) years Old and above; then you are Excused. But if you insist and still want to join us to Fast and you are seventy (70) years Old and above; you can break by 3pm.

♦ If you are eighty (80) years Old and above; definitely you are Excused. But if you insist, you can break by 12 Noon.

♦ And as usual, if you miss one day – May be your friend is getting married and you can’t resist the Jollof Rice.

If you must miss one day, then you add two (2) Extra days to yours for every Day that you miss!

Which means that if you miss ten (10) days; you will Probably end your own Fasting by the end of March 2023.

♦ But some may just want to Fast continually – Then twenty one (21) days will be enough.

♦ So, you can do Singles (Daily) Fasting for fifty (50) days or Continuous (Dry) Fasting for twenty one (21) days.

♦ I knew that some People may be saying that this Man is Clever – He said that you may not Fast if you are eighty (80) years Old because he is eighty (80). But you know me – Not only will I do the Singles (Daily) Fasting; God helping me, I will do the Continuous (Dry) Fasting too.

Just Pray that God will give me Strength and I know He will – Amen!

Here are some possible prayer points to use before starting a fast:

♦ Ask God to reveal any unconfessed sin in your life and to give you the strength and grace to turn from it.
♦ Ask for forgiveness for any wrongs you have committed against others and for the courage to make things right.
♦ Ask God to give you a heart that is fully surrendered to Him and His will for your life.
♦ Ask God to help you focus on Him and His Word during the fast, and to give you the strength to resist temptation.
♦ Ask God to bless the fast and to use it to bring about spiritual growth and transformation in your life.
♦ Pray for the strength and discipline to stick to the fast, and for protection against any physical or spiritual attacks that may come as a result of the fast.
♦ Ask God to reveal His purpose and plan for the fast, and to use it to draw you closer to Him.

Why should I fast this year?

♦ There are many reasons why someone might decide to fast this year. Some possible reasons to fast might include:

♦ To seek a closer relationship with God: Fasting can be a powerful way to draw near to God and seek His will for your life. It can help you focus on prayer and Bible study, and can help you cultivate a deeper sense of spiritual connection with the Lord.
♦ To overcome a specific challenge or temptation: Fasting can be a helpful tool for overcoming specific challenges or temptations in your life. It can help you to resist temptation and to stay focused on your goals.
♦ To intercede for others: Fasting can be a powerful way to pray for others. When you fast, you can use the time and energy that you would normally spend on eating and other activities to pray for others instead.
♦ To seek God’s guidance and direction: If you are facing a major decision or life change, fasting can be a helpful way to seek God’s guidance and direction.
♦ To grow spiritually: Fasting can help you to grow spiritually by disciplining your body and focusing your mind on spiritual matters. It can help you to develop self-control and to rely more on God’s strength and grace.
♦ Ultimately, the decision to fast should be guided by your own spiritual goals and needs. If you feel called to fast, it is important to be properly prepared and to seek guidance from a spiritual mentor or leader.

How do I break my fast?

♦ Here are some tips for breaking your fast:

♦ Gradually increase your food intake: After a fast, it is important to gradually increase your food intake to give your body time to adjust. Start with small, easy-to-digest meals and gradually increase the portion size and variety of foods over the course of a few days.

♦ Avoid overeating: It can be tempting to overindulge after a fast, but it is important to be mindful of portion sizes and to eat in moderation. Overeating can lead to digestive discomfort and may negate some of the benefits of the fast.
♦ Choose nourishing foods: After a fast, it is important to nourish your body with healthy, nourishing foods. ♦ Choose foods that are rich in nutrients and that will help to replenish the nutrients that were lost during the fast.
♦ Stay hydrated: It is important to stay hydrated after a fast, especially if you have been drinking water but not consuming other fluids. Be sure to drink plenty of water and other hydrating beverages to help your body recover.
♦ Listen to your body: Pay attention to your body’s needs and cravings after the fast. If you feel hungry, eat. If you feel full, stop eating. Trust your body’s signals and listen to what it is telling you.
♦ It is also important to be mindful of any medical conditions you may have and to consult with a healthcare professional before starting or ending a fast.

What time is ideal to break your fast?

♦ There is no one “ideal” time to break your fast, as the best time will depend on your personal schedule and circumstances. Here are a few things to consider when deciding when to break your fast:

The type of fast you are doing:

♦ If you are doing a water fast or another type of fast that does not involve consuming any food or drink, it is generally recommended to break the fast in the evening, after the sun has set. This allows your body time to adjust to solid food and can help to minimize any digestive discomfort.
♦ Your personal schedule: Consider your personal schedule and daily routine when deciding when to break your fast. If you have a busy day ahead, it may be more convenient to break your fast in the evening, after you have finished your daily activities.
♦ Your body’s signals: Pay attention to your body’s hunger signals and cravings. If you feel hungry or are experiencing low energy levels, it may be a good idea to break your fast.
♦ Ultimately, the most important thing is to listen to your body and to choose a time that is convenient and comfortable for you. If you are unsure about when to break your fast, it is a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or a spiritual mentor for guidance.

Is fasting biblical?

♦ Yes, fasting is biblical and is mentioned throughout the Bible as a spiritual discipline that is practiced by believers. In the Old Testament, fasting is often mentioned in connection with times of repentance, mourning, and seeking God’s guidance. For example, in the book of Joel, it is written: “Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning” (Joel 2:12).

♦ In the New Testament, Jesus and the apostles also practiced and taught about fasting. Jesus himself fasted for 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness (Matthew 4:2), and He taught His disciples to fast when He said, “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you” (Matthew 6:16-18).

♦ In the early Christian church, fasting was also a common practice, and it is mentioned several times in the book of Acts (for example, Acts 13:2-3 and Acts 14:23). Today, many Christian denominations, including the Redeemed Christian Church of God, continue to practice fasting as a spiritual discipline

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