Acts of the Apostles 13:2 NLT: One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Appoint Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.”

My beloved friend in Christ, today marks the beginning of our 21 days fasting and prayer exercise. Some people assume that since Christ has died and paid the price for us, there is no need to fast again or better still we can pray at our convenience. This is a lie from the pit of hell. Every believer is expected to always exercise his spirit through study of the word of God, prayer and fasting.

Today’s message made us understand that the Holy Spirit spoke to the believers while they were worshiping God and fasting. Alot happen in the place of prayer and fasting my dear friend in Christ. It draws your spirit closer to God’s spirit. You do this in order to align your spirit with the Holy Spirit who is your teacher and guide. He has alot to teach you but when you are carried away and distracted, how can He do it.

This is a special period mapped out to stay with God in prayer and fasting in order to gain divine direction for the year. The things God wants you to do this year will be revealed to you. The Holy Spirit always has special assignments for each and every one of us everyday and every year. Do your best to devote your time to Him as you fast, pray and study the word of God. Shalom.

Declare to yourself loud: I will devote my time in the study of the word, prayer and fasting.


  1. Spirit of the Living God, reveal your purpose for me this year as I undergo this prayer and fasting exercise.
  2. Strengthen me oh Lord during this exercise.
  3. Holy Spirit, teach me more about Christ in this fasting period. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
  4. Please add your personal intentions.

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