Putting Prayer into Practice

Putting Prayer into Practice by myles munroe
June 12

When you fast, prepare for answers to prayer. God has promised that if you fast in the right way, He will hear and answer.

Your spiritual capacity to hear and receive will be increased. Emptied of your own comforts and interests, you will be ready for Him to fill you.
Ask yourself these questions:
Do my prayers tend to focus on myself or on others?
Is there a situation in my life, or a person for whom I am praying, that is resistant to prayer?
Do I hear from God and experience the power of His Spirit to meet
the needs of myself and others?
Is fasting a regular practice in my life?
Compare Isaiah 58:6–9 with 1 John 3:14–19 and Matthew 25:31–40.
How do the New Testament passages reinforce what God said is important to Him during a fast, which He described in the passage from Isaiah?
Considering the kind of fast that pleases God, how can you help meet someone’s spiritual or physical needs this week? Set aside a time to consecrate yourself in prayer and fasting on behalf of someone who needs a breakthrough.
Let’s pray together:
Prayer:
Heavenly Father, You have taught us that when we pray, we are to bring other people’s needs before You. We want to be empowered by Your Spirit through fasting so we can minister to others and counteract the work of the enemy.
We consecrate ourselves to You in prayer and fasting, setting ourselves apart to seek Your will rather than our own interests.
Use us to fulfill Your purposes for Your glory. We pray this in the name of Jesus, who fasted and prayed not only for His disciples, but also for us who have believed in Him through their testimony. Amen.
Thought: “You will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.”
Reading: Ezra 3–5; John 20
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)