VITAL INFORMATION ABOUT FASTING AND PRAYING.
And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the lord, on whom they believed” (Acts 14:23).
Part of the discipline you should consciously develop is to have times of prayer and fasting. Fasting is more than just staying off food; it has to go hand-in-hand with prayer. Our Lord Jesus prayed and fasted while He was on earth.
Contrary to what some people think, fasting and prayer is not a way to get God to do something; it is actually a spiritual exercise that benefits you. When you fast, you train your spirit to be sensitive. “What if I get hungry?” you might want to ask. That is the idea! You should be hungry and refuse to eat! It helps you discipline your human body and lets your spirit take control. At such times, it is easy for you to pick the signals coming from the Lord to you.
So how do you fast? First of all, pick a day when you won’t be so busy with visitors and activities. Some people occupy themselves with various activities when they’re fasting, just so they don’t feel the hunger until it’s time to break the fast. That is wrong! Get on the floor before God; take your Bible and some Christian study materials such as books, audio or video messages to listen to. Switch off the television and your telephone. Spend some time to speak in other tongues and pray. If you want specific results that only the anointing can produce, you must set yourself apart like this from time to time.