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fasting (present participle)
abstain from all or some kinds of food or drink, especially as a religious observance.
abstain from food · refrain from eating · deny oneself food · go without food · go hungry · eat nothing · starve oneself · go on hunger strike
eat · indulge oneself
Old English fæstan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vasten and German fasten, also to Old Norse fasta, the source of the noun.

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What does it mean when we fast?

How do we pray?

Fasting is (abstaining from food or drink) to consecrate and focus on prayer and seeking God’s will. Fasting was mentioned in both the old and new testaments—over 70 times throughout Scripture.  

We read of Moses, Daniel, and Jesus fasted! They are just some examples for us. We can know that God grants revelation and wisdom through fasting and prayer. The Bible tells us of Moses, Daniel, and Jesus! Scripture tells us that fasting will help draw us closer and develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

The questions most asked about fasting are how do we fast? and for how long, what to abstain from, and how to pray. We pray this E-Book will give some insight! Reading this E-Book will help you better understand which type of fast is right for you.  

 Isaiah 7:9; 43:10; John 7:14–18

Elliot Ritzema, ed., 300 Quotations for Preachers (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012)

.” Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore do not seek to understand in order to believe, but believe that you may understand.”

                                                                                      Augustine of Hippo



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