Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are often called "spiritual disciplines." The term highlights their similarity to physical disciplines. But like a physical fitness program, we can go through the motions of these practices without deriving much benefit from them. Jesus wants the spiritual disciplines to work for us, and we can rely on the Holy Spirit for help. In fact, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are ways of seeking the Holy Spirit's help, ways of cooperating with his work in us. In this Bible study, popular Scripture commentator Kevin Perotta shows us why we undertake these disciplines and how they can help to transform us into the persons God has created us to be.