Different situations or circumstances calls for different actions or reactions. We are to pray about everything but you may have to go a little deeper.
Phil 4:6 kjv
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
What do I mean by ‘a little deeper’? Well, if you pray about everything but you notice that you are not getting answers, a response from God, or it seems like things are out of wack then more action of is required. First, you must check your connection and if its right then you have to add something more to your prayer of faith. Jesus told the disciples that the devil, ‘goeth out by prayer and fasting’ while they were trying to cast him out by their means. Note: Matt 17:14-21
We as followers of Christ come up against a lot of things, situations, hardships, challenges, and test. The only way we can succeed is through our connection with the Father. We must first know the Son in order to have a relationship with the Father. Note Jn 14:6 our life/lifestyle must be derived from our connection with God and our hearts must be right. Our true motive must be aligned with the things of God, that he be glorified and not us.
To apply fasting or as it is written in Daniel, chasten, to our lives, we must recognize that is a true lifestyle. We can see that by the life that Daniel lived. From his introduction into scripture he stood upright before man, he and his friends would not eat from the kings table but that of a vegetarian, and he prayed. No, matter What was going on around him, he still went into his place, turned towards Jerusalem, the sacred city, and prayed to God. He had a lifestyle of prayer and fasting. In scripture he is referred to as ‘a man greatly beloved’. Note: Dan 10:11 So how much more should our connection with God should be?
Daniels life shows a life of prayer. Not only prayer bur fasting. It did not matter the length of time that he prayed about a thing. He continued to lay his requests before God until he got an answer. He tarried before God. He and his friends prayers changed things. How much more should our prayers change things? Our prayers should shift the atmosphere, heal the sick, raise the dead,and much much more. Jesus said that greater works then what he did shall be done through those who believe. Note: Jn 14:11-12 Even the shadow of Peter healed the sick. Note: Acts 5:15-16
So if we believe why are so many of us not walking in our beliefs and not effecting the things surrounding us? We must go deeper in God by developing a lifestyle of prayer and fasting. Also note that fasting must be directed by God. He will tell you how and what to fast for. Note: Matt 4:1 & Lk 4:1 Just continue to look to God for your help and strength.
PS 121:1-2 kjv
I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from which cometh my help. 2. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
Be blessed and be encouraged,
“I believe the power of fasting as it relates to prayer is the spiritual atomic bomb that our Lord has given us to destroy the strongholds of evil and usher in a great revival and spiritual harvest around the world.” Dr. Bill Bright