Congratulations we made it to day 7 of our 7 days of prayer and fasting! Today, we gather with hearts filled with anticipation as we conclude our period of fasting. Again, fasting is not merely a time of abstaining. It’s a sacred journey that often brings clarity and vision. As we conclude this time of fasting, let us explore the biblical principles that guide us in ending our fast with a renewed vision for God’s purpose in our lives.
- Proverbs 29:18 (KJV/NIV): “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.”
- Habakkuk 2:2-3 (KJV/NIV): ” 2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 2 Then the Lord replied: ‘Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. 3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.'”
Reflecting on the Purpose of Fasting:
Fasting is a spiritual discipline that, when coupled with prayer and seeking God’s face, opens our hearts to His guidance and wisdom. It is not a mere ritual but a powerful means of aligning ourselves with God’s purpose for our lives.
Fasting For Vision:
- Seeking God’s Vision:
- As we conclude our fast, let us be intentional about seeking God’s vision for our lives. Proverbs 29:18 reminds us that without a vision, people perish. In our pursuit of God’s vision, we find purpose, direction, and the strength to persevere.
- Writing Down the Revelation:
- Habakkuk 2:2-3 encourages us to write down the revelations received from God. During our fast, I pray you considered journaling the insights, dreams, and visions God has impressed upon your heart. Writing them down makes them tangible and serves as a point of reference in your journey.
Biblical Examples of Fasting and Vision:
- Daniel’s Fast (Daniel 10:2-3):
- Daniel fasted and sought God’s face, and during this time, he received profound visions and revelations. His fasting was not in vain but paved the way for divine insight.
- Jesus’ 40-Day Fast (Matthew 4:1-11):
- Jesus, in His period of fasting, encountered intense spiritual warfare but emerged with clarity and vision. His responses to the enemy were grounded in a deep understanding of God’s Word.
Prayer for Vision:
“Gracious Heavenly Father, as we conclude our time of fasting, we come before you with hearts open to receive your vision for our lives. We seek Your wisdom, guidance, and clarity. May the revelations received during this fast align with Your divine purpose. Grant us the strength to walk in obedience, and may our lives be a testimony to Your glory. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.”
Ending fasting on vision is not just a conclusion but a new beginning. As we step into the days ahead, may the vision received from God propel us forward with purpose and determination. Let us, like Daniel and Jesus, move from this season of fasting with a clarity of vision that transforms our lives and impacts the world for His kingdom. In the matchless name of Jesus, Amen
As you go about your day, try to make God your focus. Set the tone by beginning your day with praise and worship. I have a Spotify playlist that we use for the prayer line, click here to access it. Avoid TV, social media, drama, gossip, or any other distraction that’ll lessen your spiritual focus. Invite the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you during this time. Ask Him about what you should be reading and give your revelation on what He wants you to meditate on when it comes to God’s Word, as it is your spiritual food.
Fasting and Prayer Details:
Each day fasting from 6 AM to 6 PM Water Only throughout the day.
After 6 PM Fruits and Veggies Only, no meat.
What you need:
- Bible (Read at least a chapter a day)
- Get your prepare your fruit and veggies in advance
- In a journal, write down what God may be speaking to you through His Word or your dreams.
- 3 prayer points, what are you looking for God to do for you during this time of fasting and prayer?
- Have 3 -7 scriptures concerning your prayer points
- At least one person you want to focus on praying for.
- Prayer points for the body of Christ list
Church Prayer Points
- Pray for unity in churches and in the body of Christ.
- Pray for the pastor and church leadership.
- Pray for revival and a great awakening in the world.