Category Archives: Fasting and Prayer

Five Wrong Reasons to Fast

  In a previous blog post I gave twelve good reasons to fast, and I invite you to look at that post. In this post I want to bring to you the wrong reasons to fast, just to make sure … Continue reading

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Fasting: Three Categories of Fasts

  When you pray, sometimes it is beneficial to fast. There are all kinds or types of fasts. Here are three categories of fasts.    Fasts That Depict the Degree of the Fast Normal fast.  This is a fast from … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Most Christians Don’t Fast

  I would say that most Christians these days don’t fast.  Here are three reasons why: We have reacted against extremism.  Those whom we have read about in the Bible who have fasted, most of those in the early church … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Fasting

GUIDELINES FOR FASTING   Here are 16 guidelines for fasting taken from my book Prayer A to Z.  This list is very brief.  For more information you can get my e-book by clicking on Prayer A to Z.   1.  … Continue reading

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Twelve Reasons to Fast

Twelve Reasons to Fast   1.  To humble self so God can use me.  In fasting we attempt to bring ourselves to a humble state so God can make us holy, so we will be willing to seek Him, able … Continue reading

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Eight Descriptions of Fasting

The following is an excrept from my e-book Prayer A to Z.    Eight Descriptions of Fasting 1.  It is abstaining from food for spiritual purposes.  The Hebrew word for fast (tsuwn) means “to cover the mouth.”  The Greek word (nesteia) … Continue reading

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Fasting Through the Centuries

In the Old and New Testament period, in the early church and in the church throughout the centuries, and in America and throughout the World people have fasted.  Fasting in the Old Testament.  According to Bible records, the practice of … Continue reading

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