I have a daughter who is experiencing some demonic oppression (details not relevant, so don’t ask). I want very much to help her and have been praying for her for some time. I recently started taking up the fasting program described in the book “Eat Fast Feast” by Jay W. Richards. I found his techniques (over a 6-week period) to work up to a whole-day (and longer) fasting to be quite doable. The plan is to eventually be able to fast entirely from food on Wed. and Fri., eat less on the other days, and on Sunday enjoy a “feast” to celebrate the Lord’s Day.
My problem is basically this: how do I tie the fasting with prayer to be applied to help my daughter? Honestly, for the past 4 weeks I’ve been doing a multi-day fast on Thursday and Friday until mid-morning on Saturday, and I’m looking at starting the multi-day fast on Wednesday. I have not been experiencing a high level of discomfort on my fasting days, so I haven’t been able to “offer up” the suffering of fasting for her. (I think this is why I’m having a difficult time seeing the fasting as helping to drive out demons.)
Has anyone else here used “Eat Fast Feast” as part of a spiritual program, and if so do you have any thoughts on the matter?
(For the record, yes, I will have no problem living off my blubber on my multi-day fasts. And as far as discomfort goes, today is the first day since starting this program that my stomach has been sending me strong continuing “hungry” signals as opposed to just the occasional pangs that I can ignore.)