Lent Starts Today! Our Top 3 Articles on Fasting

Lent starts today! Some of us have already made plans to fast sweets, social media, or TV. Maybe some of us are adding an extra hour of devotional time or community service. Regardless of your plans, we wanted to share some of our most-visited articles on fasting with you! We pray this helps and enriches this time of spiritual growth:

1. 40 Days of Fasting Bible Challenge!

Need a Bible reading plan for fasting? We’ve got you covered.

2. What Does the Bible REALLY Say About Fasting?

Daniel. David. Moses. The WHOLE nation of Israel. We know the greats of the Bible fasted for days on end, but is it really relevant to you and I anymore? Most Christians don’t abstain from pork or make sacrifices of pigeons or wheat at altars anymore, so why do we bother fasting? Is fasting a relevant practice during Lent?

3. 7 Things to Know When Fasting

Fasting may be the most neglected of all the spiritual disciplines today. It’s easy to dismiss it as an old and quaint practice. But we miss an important and meaningful opportunity for spiritual growth when we don’t fast and pray, and it’s not just for the “hardcore believers” or the “elite super Christians.”

What the Bible Says About Fasting

See key information on fasting at a glance! From Jesus’ 40 day fast in the wilderness to the “Daniel” fast, What the Bible Says About Fasting covers dozens of Bible verses on fasting and features over 20 practical tips for how to fast and pray!

Have you ever wondered why fasting is important? Do you want to fast, but not sure if you are doing it “right?” Have you fasted before, and nothing happened? Fasting is a key spiritual discipline that will grow your spiritual intimacy with the Lord and refresh your prayer life. Deepen your understanding of fasting and see key information at a glance with this quick-reference pamphlet packed with charts, dozens of fasting verses, and practical tips!

Enjoy getting solid answer to key questions on fasting:

  • What is fasting? Why should I fast?
  • Does Jesus say we are required to fast?
  • What’s the “Daniel fast?”
  • Will fasting help me get closer to God?
  • How can I fast and what is the right way to fast?

Find out 4 different types of fasts; discover 8 tips on how to start fasting, and explore the connection between prayer and fasting as you dive into 17 stories of fasting from the Bible, including Daniel, Esther, Nehemiah, and Jesus. Great for personal or group Bible study!

14 panels, fits inside most Bibles, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, unfolds to 38 inches long.

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