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Practical Fasting

Fasting can be one of the most difficult spiritual practices to adopt. Fasting happens to be one of the healthiest things to do, scientifically. Fasting is one of those wonderful mysteries in life that people don't explore, because they're afraid of making "King Stomach" suffer from hunger.

There are many benefits from fasting as well as many ways to work it out, so you reap the maximum spiritual, physical, and mental benefits.

Jesus said in Matthew 6:16-18, "Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly."

Benefits of fasting

Instruction for Fasting

Types of Fasts

1. Absolute Fast
(Note: should only be attempted under medical supervision. We do not warrant any medical advice on this site, and will not be held liable for your attempts for any and all fasting you may pursue.)

2. Normal Fast

3. Partial Fast (sometimes people call it the Daniel Fast)

Scriptural examples and other notes

Psalm 42:1-11 - David's Fast
Luke 5:33-39
Luke 4:1-4
Job 23:12
Exodus 34:27-28
Psalm 50:12-15
Matthew 4:4
Galatians 6:7-9
Isaiah 58:6-9