Prayer alone can sometimes be a very shallow thing. Fasting is an evidence of our earnestness and fervor. It is a declaration to heaven that we will not let up until the answer comes.

It requires faith to pray an ordinary prayer, “For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” But it requires even more faith to fast.

Fasting reveals a greater desire, a greater determination and greater faith, and God rewards that individual accordingly.