This week we will beginning the “Seek God for the City: 40 days of guided prayer” and a 10-day Daniel Fast. What is the purpose of these things? Prayer, fasting, and fellowship are to prepare the way of the Lord. Our character is built through preparation. Fasting is not how we show ourselves to God, but how we prepare ourselves for God. Fasting reveals the perfection of God’s power in the midst of our weakness. This morning I pray that we would be willing to be broken so that Christ may do the work of shrinking and stretching us.