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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.