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Praying the names of God helps us to get the order straight—and put God first in our lives and in our day. When we approach him on his terms, not our own, we make it clear that we want to know all aspects of God and the fullness of his character.
How often have you told someone you would pray for them and then struggled to know exactly what to pray? Fortunately, the apostle Paul gives us a great model for praying for others (as well as ourselves) in a letter he wrote to believers in the early church at Ephesus.
In contrast to the message in our society to consume, fasting is a practice in which you seek to deny what your flesh craves for a time. When you suppress those cravings and force your body to yield to your spirit, you create space for drawing closer to God.