Most everyone is familiar with the book of Esther. Prayer and fasting saved the nation of
from destruction. Let me repeat: the prayers and fasting of Esther and her people saved the nation of
Esther said to her people: "Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish." (Esther 5:16)
We see a similar situation in the book of Jonah. The entire city of
was spared from destruction when they all prayed and fasted. (Jonah 3:7-9) All the people of
including the animals fasted. Now that is unity - they were in one accord. This is the greatest revival recorded in the Old Testament. Imagine an entire city confessing their sins with humble and penitent hearts before the Almighty God. Yes, God saw a people who were humble and He spared them from destruction.
Are you in sin?
Are you confused?
Are you in a spiritual storm?
Do you need an answer to a problem?
Are you facing life threatening situations?
Do you need a miracle?
Do you need a healing from God?
Do not underestimate the power of prayer and especially the power of a fasting prayer. Ask God to help you to begin a consistent life of prayer today!