The power of prayer and fasting: Bible verses

The power of prayer and fasting: Bible verses

What is the power of prayer and fasting? Prayer is the most powerful force in the universe that a believing Christian can use. Blessed progress will manifest itself in the Assembly of God depending on how many Christians pray and fast!

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Every believer feels the benefits of fasting and prayer. But if you need a prove from Holy Scripture, read on and find all the answers you are looking for.

Power Of Prayer

  • Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
  • John 14:14: If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
  • John 15:7: If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
  • 2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
  • Philippians 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
  • Romans 8:26-27: Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
  • Mark 11:24: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
  • James 1:5: If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
  • Philippians 4:7: And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • John 14:13: Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
  • Matthew 7:7-8: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
  • 1 John 5:14: And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
  • Ephesians 6:18: Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
  • Matthew 18:19: Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
  • Matthew 6:9-13: Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
  • John 16:23: In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.
  • 1 John 3:22: And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
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  • 2 Timothy 1:7: For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
  • 1 Timothy 2:8: I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
  • Ephesians 3:14-19: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth.

Power Of Fasting

  • 2 Corinthians 11:27: In toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.
  • 1 Corinthians 9:27: But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
  • Matthew 17:20-22: He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men,
  • Matthew 6:16: And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
  • Joel 2:12: “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;
  • Isaiah 58:6: Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
  • Esther 4:16: “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.”
  • Ezra 8:21: Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods.
  • 2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
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  • Ephesians 6:12: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
  • Galatians 5:17: For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
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  • Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
  • Acts 14:23: And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
  • Luke 2:37: And then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.
  • Mark 9:29: And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”
  • Matthew 6:1-34: “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven“. Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
  • Matthew 4:2: And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
  • Daniel 10:3: I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.
  • Psalm 35:13: But I, when they were sick— I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest.

So now you know the power of proper prayer with fasting. Prayer-pleasing discipline of God reveals itself in all the secluded places of the Word of God, as well as throughout the history of the Church.

God always and everywhere wants to show people His glory and power whenever they begin to humble themselves before Him. The hidden power of prayer and fasting can always be found in the Bible.

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