Types of Fasts
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet—coffee, chocolate, a certain meat, or favorite food.
Another example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
This involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon—or any predetermined time period. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance.
For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.
"While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” (Acts 13:2)
Prayer is communicating with God. That can mean thanking Him, praising Him, confessing something you’ve done wrong or expressing a need you have. It can mean talking to Him as you would to a friend.
Learning how to pray is really about developing a relationship with God. Relationships are built on moments of connection and communication. But how do you do that with the God of the universe? (From: How to Pray: The Beginner's Guide—Cru website)
"One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray...” (Luke 11:1)