It is true that a prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian, we live in a very wicked world, we are like sheeps in the midst of wolves, we are like harmless antelopes in the midst of lions and lionesses, and therefore, we need empowerment from above.
We pray and fast not just for getting things from God but for empowerment from God. Prayers empower the believer for victory.
We pray and fast to take command over things from God.
We pray and fast to be enclothed with power to gain dominion on earth….. 2Cor.5:1-4: Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.
For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life…NIV
We pray and fast to be charged because until we are charged we cannot take charge.