The message this week transitions between our mini-series on the importance of prayer and our on-going series on the book of Matthew. In our series on prayer, we have considered the privilege, priority, place, pattern and persistence of prayer. This message discusses the power of prayer from a consideration of the interaction that Jesus had after He had descended from the mountain with Peter, James and John. Over the past two weeks, we considered 'The Pattern of Prayer' using the acronym P.R.A.Y. as a teaching tool. (P.R.A.Y. stands for Praise - Repent - Ask - Yield). When Jesus descended, He found His disciples being confronted by a raucous crowd. A man had brought his son to Jesus to be healed. Apparently His disciples had attempted to peform the feat but were unable. After Jesus heals the boy by casting out the demon, His disciples were curious why they could not cast out the demon. In the instruction of Jesus we see the importance of both faith and fasting in our prayer lives. This message was presented on Sunday, March 24, 2019 by Bob Corbin.