Random thoughts on PF D2 (Prayer and Fasting Day 2)


Still feeling strong.  A bit of weakness.

When I am weak, His strength is made perfect.

Learned from Nathan’s blog.  Find it HERE.

Thankful for my family.

Thankful for Nathan who is growing in his faith leaps and bounds.

Thankful for Janina who is a blessing to us and our relatives.  Loves to bless people with her singing.

Thankful for Ryan who is such a clown.  Always brings joy to us.  Makes us laugh.

Thankful for Joaquin.  Just his mere ‘cuteness’ blesses us.

Thankful for my wife, Jenn, who is God fearing, prayerful, thoughtful, patient, understanding… my best friend.

So many things to thank God for.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. (1 Chron. 16:34)


PF D1 (Prayer and Fasting Day 1) Random Thoughts


Excited for the new year.

Need to just stay focused on Him.  Not His hand but His face.

Felt a question asked in my heart, “If I don’t answer any of your prayers…

if I don’t give you any of the breakthroughs you are believing for, will you still TRUST me?”

Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore. Ps. 105:4 (KJV)


We kicked off our 7 day prayer and fasting last night with our WORSHIP NIGHT.

Carlos started off with the verse, “This is the day the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

It became a celebration from beginning to end.  A celebration of God’s faithfulness.  A celebration of His goodness.  A celebration of hope for the coming year.

We prayed for people God to move and He did.  Here’s a lady who shared what she experienced last night.

hello ptr paolo,

just wanted to share…

i would have wanted to raise my hand to share while you were going around earlier during worship night, for the healing right after prayer. but i had some quite a number in the list, was thinking it would be long to enumerate.

1st, i had migraine. after the prayer, it felt so light, like my head was ballooning.

2nd, i came with backpain. right after, i felt like my back was being lifted and stretched and i didnt feel the pain anymore.

3rd, i had grumbling tummy mid of the worship night. i was already hungry. after the prayer, i didnt feel full but it wasnt hungry either.

it was just amazing! one of the best worship nights. just keeps on getting better & better!!! and oh by the way, my first to speak in tongues too. and ptr joey is right, when you cannot contain it, it simply overflows!



This week starts our week of Prayer and Fasting.

In 2 Chron. 20:3-4, Judah was about to be attacked by some bad dudes.  King Jehoshaphat has been in battles before, but rather than relying on sheer experience and expertise, the Bible says “he resolved to inquire of the Lord and proclaimed a fast.

Furthermore, it said that people came from every town to fast for the purpose of seeking God.

First and foremost, I want to say that there will be victory in store for those who seek Him. We see that so many times in Scripture.  But to get to the mountain of victory, we’ll have to go through the valleys of war.  That is why we need to come to Him to seek Him.

Second, the goal is to seek Him.  While fasting gives a lot of other benefits (toxic cleansing, resting your colon after the holiday workout of eating all those food, etc.), the main purpose is to focus on Him.

Third, watch and be amazed.  God is about to do something that will blow your mind away.  He is good and He is God.

When we work, we work.  When we pray, God works.


This past iPray series has really been helpful – to me and to many others who I’ve heard feedback from.  Someone messaged me in my Facebook account and asked for the personalized prayers we made for each of our messages in our 3 week series.

So, here they are….

From Eph 1:15-19

Heavenly Father, God of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ask that You may give us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that we may know You better.  We also pray that the eyes of our heart may be enlightened in order that we may know the hope to which You have called us, the riches of Your glorious inheritance in the saints, and Your incomparably great power for us who believe.  In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

From Eph 3:14-19

Heavenly Father, I pray that out of Your glorious and unlimited resources, You may strengthen me with power through Your Spirit. Through faith, I pray that Christ will dwell and make His home in my heart. LORD I pray that my roots will grow deep and strong in Your love.  I pray that Your Spirit will empower me to grasp, know, and experience the greatness of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. Fill me up LORD with the fullness of Your life, Your power, and Your presence.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

From Col 1:9-12

Our Father in heaven, I ask that You will fill me with the knowledge of Your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. LORD I pray that You will show me everything You want me to do. As I understand Your will, plan, and purpose, may my life always honor and please You Lord.  May my life produce every kind of good fruit as I learn to know You better. Holy Spirit, strengthen me with Your glorious power so that I will have all the endurance, patience, and joy in my life. I thank You Father for giving me a share in Your kingdom of light. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!