Types of Fasting



There are several types of fasting. The one you choose is between you and God. He will honor your best sacrifice.

Full Fast 

Drink only liquids (you establish the number of days).

The Daniel Fast
Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables.

Partial Fast I
A partial fast is from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm or from sun up to sundown.

Partial Fast II– Give up at least one meal a day


When fasting, decide your purpose:

The Disciples Fast (Matthew 17:21):

Deliverance from sin, addiction, bondage

The Ezra Fast (8:23):

Help and divine protection from the Satan. Ezra said that they prayed and fasted and God answered their request

The Samuel Fast (1 Samuel 7:6):

For revival – the people were bound by idol worship and needed deliverance. Samuel called them back to seeking the Lord and to bring the Ark back to Jerusalem.

The Elijah Fast (1 Kings 19:4,8):

mental freedom from emotional problems or habits.

The Widow’s Fast (1 Kings 17:16):

She went without food To meet the physical needs of someone else. – the prophet Elijah. Because she sacrificed her food, God made sure that you would have more than enough food.

The Paul Fast (Acts 9:9):

For physical healing of his eyes and to get direction from God.

The John the Baptist Fast (Luke 1:15):

To enhance our walk with God and witness

The Jesus Fast

For spiritual empowerment and victory over temptation, the flesh and the devil

The Daniel Fast

The Seeking of God’s favor in His purpose and vision for life.

Scripture References for Fasting:

Matthew 6:16-18Matthew 9:14-15Luke 18:9-14

Relation to Prayer and Reading of the Word:
1 Samuel 1:6-817-18Nehemiah 1:4Daniel 9:3, 20Joel 2:12Luke 2:37Acts 10:30,Acts 13:2

Corporate Fasting:
1 Samuel 7:5-6Ezra 8:21-23Nehemiah 9:1-3Joel 2:15-16Jonah 3:5-10Acts 27:33-37

Remember that it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58Jeremiah 14:121 Corinthians 8:8). May God greatly bless you as you fast!


Daniel Fast Recipes

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