Biblically, prayer and fasting go hand-in-hand. Fasting is a form of worship that Israelites and Christians have practiced throughout history, and prayer has always been a part of fasting. The following is a list of resources and blog posts to help guide you as you prepare for periods of fasting and prayer.
Fasting is a spiritual discipline. Simply put, it means not eating. Instead of using mealtime for food, you use it to spend time with God. Some fasts last for one meal, one day, multiple days, or even weeks. Fasting may begin at sunrise and end at sunset or extend 24 hours per day. There are many ways and reasons to fast, but the basic idea is to set aside the time you would usually spend eating and focus that time on God instead, praying, reading the Bible, and worshiping.
Just as we must breath to stay alive and stay healthy, prayer is just as essential to knowing God and growing spiritually. Prayer is God’s invitation to partner with him that his will is done on earth, but equally, in prayer, our hearts are transformed, becoming ever more aligned with God’s will.