Scripture is filled with the stories of people who stepped out in bold faith. They did things others thought were crazy (like Noah or Elijah) or they acted without doubt that God would intervene on their behalf (like the woman who touched Jesus' cloak).
It's hard to think about praying with the same boldness as these people's actions, but that's what God asks us to do. He wants us to pray without fear of what we are praying. He wants us to dream God sized dreams so we can pray God sized prayers. If Elijah thought about things on Elijah's scale, he might not have gone up against the prophets of Baal. He followed the plan of God, which was big, bold, and brave.
Our prayers need to be big, bold, and brave just like the actions of the people of scripture. Fasting helps us in that, but it doesn't take us the whole we. We must take steps out in faith and trust that God has this crazy thing we call life. He has our backs.
We must first remember we are a loved and redeemed child of God. We need to pray as such. God wants to help us live according to his ways. We start with our prayer life.
Ken Winsler shared this morning how God has been revealing himself through small moments throughout his life, helping build his faith. Take a moment and hear his story.