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Why Fasting and Prayer is Important, Part 4 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #324)

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Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Psalm 66:19 which reads: "But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me."

Our prayer motivator quote today is from James Rosscup. He said: "Dependence on prayer in preaching is synonymous with [the preacher’s] dependence on God rather than human ability."

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 4 of our series titled "WHY FASTING AND PRAYER IS IMPORTANT" from Dr. John R. Rice.

Ordinarily, fasting means to abstain from food. But the same spirit will oftentimes lead to abstaining from other things as well. Sometimes those who fasted in Bible times fasted without any kind of drink, as well as without food. The men of Nineveh in Jonah 3:7 did “not feed, nor drink water”. Queen Esther and her maidens and Mordecai and other Jews, before the days of Purim in Esther 4:16, when the Jews were to be destroyed by the plot of wicked Haman, did not eat food nor drink water for three days.

So when God planned to give the law to Israel from Mount Sinai in Exodus 19:14,15, the command was given to the people to wash their clothes and “come not at your