John Chrysostom, one of the early church fathers, wrote this about the power of prayer:
“Prayer is…a treasure undiminished, a mine which is never exhausted, a sky unobscured by the clouds, a heaven unruffled by the storm. It is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings. . . The potency of prayer has subdued the strength of fire, bridled the rage of lions, hushed anarchy to rest; extinguished wars, appeased the elements, expelled demons, burst the chains of death, expanded the gates of heaven, assuaged diseases, repelled frauds, rescued cities from destruction, stayed the sun in its course, and arrested the progress of the thunderbolt.”(1)
United prayer is a powerful tool. Coupling prayer with fasting multiplies that power geometrically. Will you join me in praying and fasting for our troops, the countries they defend, and the families who wait at home?
If fasting is new to you check out the link on the home page titled 7 Basic Steps to Fasting and Prayer. Start slow, maybe skipping one meal or an afternoon coffee, and make sure you understand the basics so you don’t over do it.
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1) Quoted in Leonard Ravenhill’s Why Revival Tarries (Minneapolis: Bethany Fellowship, 1959), 156.