40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline:  Day 15 – Fasting


On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and putting dust on their heads. (Nehemiah, 9:1, New International Version)

Theme:  The Local Church

Today is dedicated to fasting.  I encourage you to sacrifice at least one meal and spend extra dedicated time focusing on God.  If you are considering a food fast, please take your health into account.

Fasting, of course, is not a bargaining chip to get what we want from God.  Instead, God has elected to use this Discipline as a means of changing our circumstances, and more importantly as a means of changing us. 


  • Please be sure to dedicate time for worship and prayer.
  • In the first comment to this post some suggested matters for prayer will be listed.  Please consider sharing other prayer requests or any relevant words of encouragement.

10 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline:  Day 15 – Fasting

  1. As you spend time in prayer today, please remember the following requests:

    • Pray for your family
    • Pray for your local church and local churches you have been associated with
    • Pray for the spreading of the gospel around the globe
    • Pray for peace in places with armed conflict around the world (e.g., Ukraine, Syria, Yemen, Ethiopia)
    • Pray for an end to the pandemic
    • Pray for missionaries
    • Pray for the government in your country

  2. Thank you for the prayer suggestions.

    I pray God’s will with regard to our prayers and answers

    I ask for your prayers for …
    – happiness for my son, that he will like school, and that he’ll understand the concepts he is taught in his classes
    – additional clients, and the right employees for my business
    – finding a cheap but reliable vehicle to use for my business

    Thank you all. Have a wonderful day.

  3. I will be praying for these requests! Thanks for sharing 💙

  4. Praying for all the requests, especially for pandemic to end.

  5. Thank you for these timely prayer requests.

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