We can pray and fast on our own, but these practices take on a whole new meaning when they are done as a community. When we pray and fast together, we create opportunities to carry each other’s burdens as the Lord has commanded us. Together, we are stronger. Let us gather in collective prayer and fasting and strengthen our church as one body.
When the cares of this world press down on us, let us abide in God and be strengthened by Him. With God in us, we can endure all things and become the conduit for His self-giving, self-sacrificing love with our families.
When we rely on God’s supreme authority, sovereign work, and sufficient grace, we gain a deep and abiding hope that outlasts our moments of despair. Let us trust His wisdom, His plans, and His mercy to see us through.
In God’s eyes, the person praying is more important than the content of the prayer. As we offer our prayers in faith, let us also examine the way we live and strive to be the type of believer whose prayers God will look on with favor—for the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.