“While in prayer, we turn to God; in fasting we turn away from everything else.” (The Daniel Key, Chapter 16)
PRAY WITH ME
Lord God Almighty,
We worship You as One who sits enthroned above all. Your authority extends to every corner of the universe. Your Word is true. What You say is so. We choose not to “ fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather [we] fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28 nkjv).
Thank You that You are God. And You are our God. We don’t have to be afraid or intimidated by earthly leaders who reject, despise, and blaspheme Your name while wielding their temporary, limited, earthly authority. Yet in our frail flesh, we will be intimidated and afraid unless we choose to focus on You, and You alone.
Thank You for giving us the spiritual discipline of fasting to help us be more aware of Your presence than that of other people. To care more about what You think than what others think. To trust Your Word when it’s contradicted by the culture or our circumstances.
To strengthen my spiritual core, I choose to fast— to draw aside and give You
my undivided attention.
For the glory of Your great name,