Isaiah 48:5-9

Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing one's head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes?  Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD ?

"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?   Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?  

Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I...

SCRIPTURAL VALUE

Love the Lord your God with all our heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. (Mat 22: 27-39)

…go and make disciples of all nations, […] and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Mat 28:19)

My command is this:  Love each other as I have loved you.  The Greater love has no-one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 15: 12)

Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name there am I with them.  (Mat 8:19-20).

“The prayer of righteous man is powerful and effective.” (Jam 5:16)

“The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labour.  For we are God’s fellow workers;...” (1 Cor 3:8-9)

“…May they be brought to a complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”  (Joh 17:23)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Cor 5:17). “The spirit of the Lord will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.  Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you.”