Matthew 6:5-18: Hungry for God's Help

Introduction: An Urgent Family Plea and an Ongoing Family Practice

  • Christian prayer is first and foremost communion with God for help from God for God’s glory. Specifically, communion with the Father, purchased by Jesus and carried out in the Spirit.
  • Christian fasting is the abstaining from something for a period of time, to express your longing for more of God’s presence and power, purchased by Jesus and carried out in the Spirit.

 1. Does God Expect Us to Pray and Fast? 

 2. What Kind of Prayer and Fasting Does God Hate? 

 3. What Kind of Prayer and Fasting Does God Desire? 

 4. Does God Respond to Prayer and Fasting? 

 5. Why Does God Respond to Prayer and Fasting? 

  Our Response: Pray, Fast, and Trust our Perfect Father