Prayer & Fasting       Class 7
Prayer & FastingIntroduction•We need to continually dwell in God’spresence for constant communion with Him•The major ways ...
Prayer & FastingWhat is Prayer?•Prayer is a form of communing with God –A time we speak to Him and He back –A time we make...
Prayer & FastingWhat is Fasting?•Fasting and Prayer go hand in hand•Fasting is denying ourselves of food to spend timewith...
Prayer & FastingHow to PrayThe breakdown of the Lord’s Prayer: Matt 6:9-151.Worship2.Ask God to establish His Kingdom on e...
Prayer & FastingForms of Prayer•Other forms of prayer that will increase our time in God’spresence: –Prayer of Supplicatio...
Prayer & FastingForms of Prayer•Other forms of prayer that will increase our time in God’spresence: –Prayer of Supplicatio...
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Foundation Class Prayer and Fasting

  1. 1. Prayer & Fasting Class 7
  2. 2. Prayer & FastingIntroduction•We need to continually dwell in God’spresence for constant communion with Him•The major ways to dwell in God’s presence isthrough Prayer and Fasting. Class 7 - Prayer & Fasting 2
  3. 3. Prayer & FastingWhat is Prayer?•Prayer is a form of communing with God –A time we speak to Him and He back –A time we make our request and supplications known –A time we thank Him –A time we intercede –A time we worship•What it means to dwell in God’s presence – Ps. 27:4 –Firstly, acknowledge His Greatness and Power –Do not be in a hurry to depart His presence –Lay aside all cares and burdens and focus wholeheartedly on God•Much is received through dwelling in God’s presence•Be still in God’s presence, so you may hear Him Class 7 - Prayer & Fasting 3
  4. 4. Prayer & FastingWhat is Fasting?•Fasting and Prayer go hand in hand•Fasting is denying ourselves of food to spend timewith God in prayer•Referred to as Waiting on the Lord•When we fast, we put our fleshly bodies under thecontrol of our spirit man•Fasting is a time to receive renewal of strength fromGod – Is 40:29-31, Matt 6:16-18•Fasting does not compel God to answer prayers –Matt 6:18•God commands us to call upon Him – Is 55:6, Matt 7:7 Class 7 - Prayer & Fasting 4
  5. 5. Prayer & FastingHow to PrayThe breakdown of the Lord’s Prayer: Matt 6:9-151.Worship2.Ask God to establish His Kingdom on earth even as itis in heaven3.Make petitions known; ask for blessings and grace4.Ask for forgiveness of sins5.Ask for protection and guidance6.End with praise, worship and thanksgivingNOTE: The above are guidelines that do not have to befollowed rigidly with the exception of 1 & 6 Class 7 - Prayer & Fasting 5
  6. 6. Prayer & FastingForms of Prayer•Other forms of prayer that will increase our time in God’spresence: –Prayer of Supplication – Acts 1:14, Eph 6:18 –Prayer of Intercession – Acts 12:5, Eph 6:18 –Prayer of Thanksgiving – Eph 5:20 –Praying in the Holy Ghost – Rom 8:26•As we progress in our walk with God we will learn more formsof prayer•Dwelling in God’s presence is not a physical act but havingconstant communication with God throughout the day•We must allocate a period of each day to spending time withHim Class 7 - Prayer & Fasting 6
  7. 7. Prayer & FastingForms of Prayer•Other forms of prayer that will increase our time in God’spresence: –Prayer of Supplication – Acts 1:14, Eph 6:18 –Prayer of Intercession – Acts 12:5, Eph 6:18 –Prayer of Thanksgiving – Eph 5:20 –Praying in the Holy Ghost – Rom 8:26•As we progress in our walk with God we will learn more formsof prayer•Dwelling in God’s presence is not a physical act but havingconstant communication with God throughout the day•We must allocate a period of each day to spending time withHim Class 7 - Prayer & Fasting 6

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