“You have been fasting and praying for nearly two weeks. It’s usually about this time that some people violate their fast or quit praying toward their prayer goal. Why? For many, it’s because they haven’t seen an answer or any movement toward an answer. People quit praying for many reasons. Some get discouraged. Some let doubt get to them. Some have formed a habit of quitting. Some let sin overtake them—they say, “Why keep fasting? I’ve sinned.” They might as well eat and enjoy themselves.
Don’t quit. God may be moving toward an answer, and if you stop, He’ll stop. You can’t see what’s happening, but God is moving. “Men always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1, NKJV). If your request was important enough to make a vow to not eat, keep on praying and keep on fasting until you fulfill your vow.
What will you get if you give up? Only something to eat. Keep praying and fasting. Don’t let up or stop.
Excerpt From: Elmer L. Towns. “Fasting with the Lord’s Prayer.”
Scripture Reading: Luke 18:1-14
Memory Verse: “Men always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1, NKJV).