Prayer and Fasting

“Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of Him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, ‘The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek Him; but His power and His wrath is against all them that forsake Him.’
So we fasted and besought our God for this: and He was intreated of us.”  Ezra 8:21-23  (KJB)

REFERENCES: Ezra 8; 9; Matthew 6:1-18; Jeremiah 50:4-5; Mark 10:13-16; Acts 2:39; 2 Corinthians 7:14; 1 Peter 3:12; Hebrews 10:38

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