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The kind of fast God wants

From 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting Guide


Isaiah 58

Call to Prayer

In Isaiah 58, God calls His people to a higher standard. He tells them their fasting and prayer has to be more than religious activity. It has to be rooted in transformation and a lifestyle that aligns with His heart. 

Today, may you experience the kind of fasting and prayer that God chooses — the kind that removes the chains of injustice, breaks oppression, and sets people free (Isaiah 58:6). 

May you be satisfied and strengthened as you fast and pray. May you hear God inviting you into a life that puts others first. From morning to evening, may you be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Today’s Scripture 

Isaiah 58 

Ways to Pray

  • Ask the Holy Spirit to breathe life into your spiritual practices.
  • Ask God to open your eyes to the injustices and needs around you.
  • Spend time asking God to show you where He has more freedom for you to experience.

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