Prayer and Fasting

Richard Waialeale


Mark 9:28-29 (NKJV)

28 And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?"

29 So He said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting."


The New King James Version Bible states that deliverance can only be cast out through prayer, and included is fasting. Prayer and Fasting.

The disciples had failed because they had not prayerfully depended on God’s power. Apparently they had trusted in past successes and this time had failed. But each situation is not the same as the last one or the past circumstances are different no matter if successful.

Albert Einstein says: Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


Every situation is different and so prayer and fasting is required for every different time. It keeps me dependent on Jesus. The key is focusing one’s attention more fully on God for a specific purpose, for a limited period of time. Each situation requires me to pray and fast for that specific situation.


If I expect results and trust in God, I must prayerfully take each situation as a new event and take the time to pray and fast. Lord I will do whatever it takes to draw me closer to You in Christ Name I pray. Amen.

Devotions for March 02

Numbers 30,31
Mark 9

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