By Rev. Solomon Anwo
NEW YEAR FASTING AND PRAYER.
It is always beneficial when we take time to pray and commit the New Year into the hands of God. The Bible says the Step of the righteous are ordered by God, when we seek His face concerning the Journey ahead of us in the New Year, we would be in a better position to walk in victory during the year.
Praying about our New Year is being proactive. A popular and common saying goes thus, “Prayerful preparations prevent poor performance”. Even if we are going to face battles and challenges in the year, if we have taken time to fast and pray as we are going to do this week, it will not overcome us and it will not be deadly as the enemy would want it to be. Also our desire and aspiration for the New Year will ride upon the wings of our prayers and intercession and come into fruition. The Lord would have gone ahead of us to make every crooked path straight. This seven days prayer program will bring us total victory, redeemed us and gracefully secure us throughout the journey of the year 2019.
Finally according to our text in Mark 11:23. “Jesus says the Disciple can pray for anything” (Matt. 21:18-22). And the kind of prayer that move mountain, is the prayer for the fruitfulness of God’s kingdom. It would seem impossible to move a mountain to see. So Jesus uses the illustration to show that God can do the impossible. And that God will answer your prayer, but not as a result of your positive mental attitude.
Note: Other condition must be met; which are:
- You must be a true believer.
- You must not hold a grudge against another person.
- You must not pray with selfish motives.
- And your request must be for the good of God’s kingdom.
Now to pray effectively, you need faith in God and not faith in the object of your request.
Finally, if you focus only on your request, you will be left with nothing if your request is refused. So this week prepare for a divine encounter that will lunch you forth in year 2019.