Fervently praying (James 5:16) for those outside the kingdom of God leads to amazing acts of God in people’s lives. Evangelistic praying births in our heart a Christ-like love that moves us to reach out the lost people in our sphere of influence and seek opportunities to share the gospel with them.
Some of the benefits of praying and fasting are:
- Fasting and prayer helps to focus our heart on God who alone can release his supernatural power in our life. He will give uswisdom and direction.
- Jesus encourages fasting and prayer for deliverance from evil spirits.
- Fasting and prayer breaks the darkness that overwhelms and hinders the nations and defeats the territorial spirit that hinders word evangelism (Daniel 10:13).
- God will take our problems as we fast and pray in humility. Our battle becomes God’s battle (2 Chronicles 20:15).
Consider making fasting and praying for the lost a regular part of your life as a believer and follower of Jesus.
Pastor Steve Hogg