Bible Verses about Fasting

Helpful Bible Verses about Fasting

Both the Old Testament and New Testament teach the value of fasting, which is abstaining from food or drink in order to focus on prayer and seeking God's will. Fasting is mentioned over 70 times throughout Scripture. In the Old Testament, there were two types of fasting: public and private.

Through many examples of people in the Bible who fasted, we can know that God grants supernatural revelation and wisdom through this practice. Moses, Daniel, and even Jesus fasted! Scripture tells us that fasting will help us grow a more intimate relationship with Christ and will open our eyes to what He wants to teach us.

If you are wondering how to fast such as for how long, what to abstain from, and what to pray, these scriptures on fasting will help guide you on your journey! We have also written a guide to help you choose the type of fast that is right for you: What Exactly is Fasting All About? Understanding the Power of Fasting and Prayer

You can also Download these Bible verses about fasting HERE. Print them and keep them with you as you start a spriritual renewal journey.