Empower 21 – Day 19

The Final Days of Our Fast

As we approach the final days of our fast I want to make a few suggestions for you to consider:

1.  Spend time praying the Word. During the final few days set aside a period of time to spend in prayer, praying the scripture.

While I have encouraged you to make a prayer list to assist in praying specifically and strategically, I am now asking you to set aside everything else and dedicate some time to just praying the Word.

How do you do that?

  • You may use a one-year Bible and pray the scripture designated for that particular day.
  • You may use a devotional Bible and pray through the scripture for a selected devotion.
  • You may use a scripture promise book and pray specific promises.
  • You may pray using a favorite passage of scripture, such as the Lord’s Prayer or Psalm 23.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to direct you in what scripture to pray.

What are the benefits of praying the scripture?

  • When you pray scripture, you are always praying in agreement with the will of God.
  • When you pray scripture, you pray about some things that you would not ordinarily pray for.
  • When you pray scripture, it is easier to release your faith to believe God and receive a rhema word or promise.

2.  Spend time primarily in worship. I would suggest that this be done on the final day of the your fast. Conclude your fast by dedicating the time in prayer to worship.

You may worship in singing, in praise, and in thanksgiving. The key is not to ask God for anything, but spend the last day thanking and praising Him.  Thank Him for what He has already done and for what you are believing He is going to do.

3.  Finally, consider spending a 24 hour period between now and the conclusion of your fast in a “liquid fast.” (There are those who for medical reasons should not participate in a liquid fast).

A “liquid fast” is simply drinking water, juice, or real fruit and vegetable drinks. Again this will not apply to everyone.

As we approach the final few days of our Empower 21 fast I want to express my appreciation for your participation and and partnership in this spiritual endeavor.