Fasting Day 4: Crying is Not Enough! Prayer Against Events of Sorrow, Pain and Tears

Prophetic Declaration for the Year

This is My Year of Total Restoration and All Round Victory.”

“For God is at work in my life; He will give me victory on every side, and empower me to experience all-round restoration this year, in Jesus name.”


Today’s Reading

3 When David and his men came to the town, it was burned, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive.

4 Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they were too exhausted to weep any longer – I Samuel 30:3-4


Introduction

It’s fasting Day 4

For the guideline for this fast, and to be on the same page, kindly read:

Fasting Day 1

Fasting Day 2

Fasting Day 3

As we continue to study the WORD of God, pray and wait on the LORD, His grace for victory and all-around restoration is released in our lives in Jesus Name.


When is Crying Not Enough?

Notice from the verses we read today that David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they were too exhausted to weep any longer.

That was their first response when they saw that the Amalekites had plundered them in their absence.

Can you relate with that?

This is the point…

It’s okay to cry when something bad happens. According to Psychologists, tears contain toxins and some feel good chemicals that are released into the body whenever we cry tears of sadness.

However, sorrowful tears do not bring real solutions to the problems and situations that were created by the thing that just happened. That is why it is good that after crying, we sit down and gradually study what happened and then find out what we must do.

David and his men wept until they didn’t have any more strength to weep. Unfortunately, their weeping did not restore their lost possessions. They needed to do something more than crying and weeping. They needed to take some spiritual actions.

There are many things we can learn from this; some of which include…

  • We cannot solve problems by crying and weeping
  • We cannot solve problems by complaining
  • We cannot solve problems by being depressed (That’s the plan of Satan)
  • We cannot solve problems by allowing ourselves to feel condemned
  • God wants us to learn how to take the right spiritual actions whenever something that is not good happens.

Crying, complaining and being sad will not bring deliverance from demonic attacks. Targeted spiritual actions are the way to reclaim whatever the enemy has hurt in your life in the past.

Our prayer focus today is this:

  • To advise ourselves against crying, weeping, and complaining this year.
  • To advise ourselves to begin to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying, and to follow His instructions for complete restoration and victorious living.
  • To reject spiritually designed plans to cause us pain, loss, and tears this year
  • To ask for the grace to take the right spiritual actions in response to situations that will happen this year.

Prayer Points

NOTE: These prayers are culled from Day 4 of the Book, Prophetic Declaration and Breakthrough Prayers For 2018 : Pursue, Overtake, Recover All.

1. Thank God once again for saving you from sin and making you His child through Jesus Christ.


2. Thank God for His plans for you and your loved ones this year, 2018. His plans are to prosper you, not to bring you harm, to give you victory, hope, and total all-around restoration, this year (Jeremiah 29:11)


3. Pray for divine prevention over anything designed to cause tears in your life and family this year


4. Pray that whatever the enemy has stolen from your life and family in the past, that has left a mark that continues to bring sorrow from time to time, to be restored and recovered fully this year, in Jesus name.


5. Pray and decree that there will be no tears and sorrow in your life and family this year, in Jesus name.


6. Pray that this year shall be blessed with peace, joy and celebration for you and your loved ones, in Jesus name.


7. Pray that God will make you an agent of hope and consolation to others this year, in Jesus name.


8. Command every Amalekite (every demon and physical agents of darkness) projected to cause destruction in your life and family this year to be frustrated, bound and sent back into the abyss, in Jesus name.


9. Ask the LORD to empower you through the Holy Spirit, all through this year, to take the right actions when wrong things happen, so that you will truly walk in God’s plan of victory and restoration all through


10. Pray for grace to walk in the will of God for your life in every area this year, in Jesus name.


11. Thank God for taking sorrows and pain away from you and your loved ones this year and for His peace and joy, in Jesus name.


12. Pray as many as you’re led by the Holy Spirit.


Read and Confess

1. Psalm 51:12 (ESV): “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”

2. Amos 9:14 (ESV): “I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.”

3. 2 Corinthians 13:11 (ESV): “Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”

4. Jeremiah 30:17: “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.”

5. Isaiah 61:7: “For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.”

6. Proverbs 10:22 – The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

7. Joel 2:25-26

Jesus Christ is the LORD and savior of mankind.


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Daniel C. Okpara is the author of numerous best-selling books, including, What Do You Have in Your House?, Parable of the Serpent, Pillars of Excellence in Life and Business, Take it By Force, Prayer Wave, and Many others. He is the founder of Better Life World Outreach Center, a non-denominational ministry dedicated to global evangelism and equipping of God's people to live a better life. He is also the founder of Breakthrough Prayers Foundation www.breakthroughprayers.org), an online portal leading people all over the world to encounter God and change their lives through prayer. He has authored over 50 books on business, prayer, relationship, and investment.

12 Comments
  1. Reply
    Sis Bee January 11, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Man of God God bless you for the work you are doing in His vineyard. I am so blessed spiritually. The Lord directed me to your books and prayers as I sought to spend quality retreat time with the Father. I am desperate to purchase a copy of your latest book PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS & BREAKTHROUGH PRAYERS FOR 2018. How can I order a copy as Amazon tells me it is not yet available for purchase here in UK yet. God bless you sir.

    • Reply
      Daniel C. Okpara January 12, 2018 at 3:55 am

      Bless you beloved,

      The book is actually available for UK. I think that sorta thing happens due to some kind of IP issue. Please try use another browser, or change your IP and see if you can

  2. Reply
    Tanya January 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    I truly bless the Lord God for you and this fast it came a time I really needed it. PRAISE THE LORD!!!

  3. Reply
    Mpho January 12, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Servant of the Lord, I bless the Lord for your life, for the blessing that you are to the body of Christ. May the Lord shine His face upon you and keep you , may He sing over you more & more with great revelation , wisdom & understanding . I am so blessed by the word and prayers of Total Restoration , indeed this is my Year of Total Restoration & All round Victory

    • Reply
      Daniel C. Okpara January 12, 2018 at 3:56 am

      Amen. Amen. and Amen.

      Your testimony is guaranteed in Christ.

  4. Reply
    maliawrighting@yahoo.com January 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Thank you Daniel for these wonderful prayers for the NEW YEAR. I appreciate your ministry and you. Also, I thank for allowing me to be a part of this fast.

    Shalom,
    Malia

  5. Reply
    Kevin Slater January 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    My wife and I are truly blessed and have learnt to focus on God’s ability in us rsther than the issue at hand which is seeking employment. To God be the Glory for this ministry.
    Zeph.3:17

  6. Reply
    Sharon January 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    I pray GOD continue to bless you Pastor. I am being so blessed by your books and daily emails. You are truly anointed.

  7. Reply
    Valerie January 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I have suffered for many years with a husband that is suppose to be saved he says. But he drinks bad he cusses and treats me badly with verbal abuse and put downs. I have prayed my heart out and I love my church. I am hoping I am on the right road now to recovery. I am doing this fasting and really enjoying what God is saying to me. Thanks you for all the blessed words of comfort and healing.

    • Reply
      Daniel C. Okpara January 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      I am in agreement with you beloved. God is working in your life for His glory. The Spirit of God put the following words in my heart for you:

      “…his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

      I am sure that God will fill your life this year with peace and joy that passes understanding, in Jesus name.

      While we wait on the LORD for restoration, open up your heart and accept God’s peace and let His joy fill your life.

      Amen

      • Reply
        Valerie January 19, 2018 at 5:35 pm

        Thank you Daniel and God Bless you alwasy. You are helping people and I am thankful for you.

    • Reply
      Valerie January 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you and I am praying for restoration this year. God Bless all.

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