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Fasting is often linked to food and can mean not eating, or giving up a specific food for a period of time.
There are many examples of fasting in the Bible and in the life of Jesus:
“But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
Many people in the Bible including Esther, Paul, Daniel, David and the Early Church practised fasting regularly.
“So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.”
Fasting is also linked to specific moments in the Bible:
Fasting can connect us more closely to God and give strength to our prayers. But fasting doesn’t have to be related to food. Fasting is often inappropriate for some people:
However you choose to fast, prioritise spending time in prayer and worship as you do it, to focus your mind on God.
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