29 BIBLE VERSES ABOUT FASTING

29 BIBLE VERSES ABOUT FASTING

Do you want to know what the Lord says about fasting and the blessings embedded in it? These Bible verses about fasting will bless you.

With the just concluded RCCG 10 days mid-year prayer and fasting, it is important for us to be reminded of the power in what we just concluded and be instructed on the kind of fast that the Lord wants from us. So that we can be better guided for subsequent fasts.

These scriptures about fasting will enlighten your mind and grant you understanding.

Do not forget to let us know which of these scriptures is your favorite by typing it in the comments section below.

1. Matthew 6:16-18 KJV

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.

2. Isaiah 58:6 KJV

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

3. 1 Corinthians 7:5 KJV

Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

4. Exodus 34:28 KJV

And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

5. Ezra 8:23 KJV

So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.

6. Acts 14:23 KJV

And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

7. Joel 2:12 KJV

Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

8. Acts 13:2 KJV

As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

9. Matthew 6:17-18 KJV

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.

10. Luke 18:1 KJV

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

11. Mark 9:29 KJV

And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

12. Luke 4:1-4 KJV

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

13. Psalm 35:13 KJV

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

14. Joel 1:14 KJV

Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry unto the Lord.

15. Esther 4:16 KJV

Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

16. Acts 13:3 KJV

And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

17. Joel 2:12-13 KJV

Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

18. Luke 2:37 KJV

And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

19. Nehemiah 1:4 KJV

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.

20. Matthew 5:6 KJV

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

21. Galatians 2:20 KJV

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

22. Daniel 9:3-5 KJV

And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

23. Hebrews 11:6 KJV

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

24. Daniel 9:3 KJV

And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

25. Jonah 3:5-9 KJV

So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

26. 1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

27. 1 Corinthians 9:27 KJV

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

28. Judges 20:26 KJV

Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came unto the house of God, and wept, and sat there before the Lord, and fasted that day until even, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.

29. Ezra 8:21 KJV

Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

 

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Simplicity-Jack
Simplicity-Jack
6 months ago

LORD teach me and make me understand the right principles to fasting. Amen

Olaoye oladimeji
Olaoye oladimeji
6 months ago

May God bless me as i meditate on this prayer point Amen

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months ago

Hebrews 11 6 and mathew 5 6

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months ago

I thank God for the Grace upon me to join the fasting and mercy received so far

Emmanuel Assan-Baffoe
Emmanuel Assan-Baffoe
6 months ago

AMEEN

Patience O
Patience O
6 months ago

May God give me the grace to meditate on his words always, also to fast and pray.The ones that minister to me are1st forth 10:31,Dan9:3, Heb11:6, Gal2:20and Acts 13:3. May God be Praised. Amen.

Gabriel
Gabriel
6 months ago

Joel 2:12-13 & Matthew 6:16-18