I don’t know you. We may never have met, but I bet you are a lot like me. You are looking for answers to questions like: What is the meaning of life? What’s my purpose for being on this earth? Is there life after death? Does God really care? The book called John has answers to all of these questions.
We sometimes get too picky with our terminology. Sometimes we insist others abide by our personal preferences, or we are ready to consign them to perdition, or at least proclaim them ignorant believers.
When we were missionaries in Turkey, I went because I believed that in a nation of over 70 million people, everyone could be saved. I see this belief as fundamental to our understanding of missions according to the Bible.
Are you reading God’s Word, requesting God’s will, and receiving God’s way?
Prayer is general while supplication is the specific asking of God for petition in behalf of ourselves or others. Fasting is practiced when you are so burdened for something and like Daniel you have no appetite anyway. This is when food doesn’t interest you. Sackcloth and ashes involves humility but the Pharisees made a mockery of it.