Prayer is asking, seeking, and knocking. And the Word of God says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened to” (Mat. 7:7-8). Fasting is denying yourself of food and/or water for a period of time for spiritual reasons, which manifests spiritually, physically, mentally, financially, maritally, and in other areas. It is prayer and fasting, because fasting should go along with more/intensified prayer.