Prayer is the power that generates, motivates and stimulates God’s word in your life. Prayer is what takes you to the level of maturity. It is what holds you and stops you from falling. Having an in-depth understanding of fasting and praying is the key to spiritual growth. A prayerless christian is a powerless christian. Jesus had to fast and pray in anguish such that his sweat was like drop of blood falling on the ground (Luke 22:44). So also Elijah and Moses before God could appear to them on a cleft of the rock. Without praying and fasting, strongholds cannot be broken. God takes a praying man and baptizes him in anguish. God restores a ruin situation through a praying man. When Jerusalem was in ruin full of iniquity and immorality, God used Nehemiah; a praying man. All true passion for Christ of born through baptism of anguish.
Is fasting and praying a command from God?
If there is a man to pray, there is a God to answer.