While Jesus was with us He clearly stated that His house was to be a house of prayer. Jesus regularly immersed Himself in public and private prayer. He taught us how to pray by giving us the Our Father, Matthew 6:9-14, and the church started in prayer.
Acts 1:12-14 NIV
Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
Prayer works and when combined with fasting it shows God that we are serious about our request. That we want to align ourselves up with Him, that we are willing to forgo self and put on Christ.
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There is power in the name of Jesus.