When We Fast and Pray…

Carol DunfeeFaith, Prayer & FastingLeave a Comment

Many women from Alaska, the Lower 48, and even other countries, are joining together for a 21-Day-Fast this month. We come from many different churches and denominations. We have many different reasons for entering a season of intense prayer. We have needs in our families, churches, and communities that require a Divine intervention. So we have decided to fast. In our desire to see more of God, we are temporarily pulling away from some human pleasure. At the same time, we are drawing close to our Heavenly Father, pressing into His Word and His presence. Our drive to succeed is strong, but our frail humanity threatens to thwart our success before we even have the chance to gain momentum. We may become discouraged when we do not see our fasting goals happen the way we want them to.  Here are a few suggestions to keep us focused and encouraged. Focus on positive progress. In last year’s fast, I actually only fasted on about half of the days, but the results of that fast were astounding. God didn’t look at me and say, “Because she missed half the fast, I will not hear her prayers.” Instead, He graciously acknowledged my baby-steps … Read More