How To Fast For God Beginners

Fasting is one of the most powerful spiritual disciplines available to God’s people. When we fast, we are saying to God that our desire for him and his righteousness is greater than our desire for food or anything else. Jesus said, “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 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” (Matthew 6:16-18). Fasting isn’t about self-improvement or self-denial for its own sake; it’s about denying ourselves so we can see God more clearly!

How To Fast For God Beginners

What is Fasting?

Fasting is the act of abstaining from food or drink for a period of time. Fasting is used to pray and seek God, seek God’s guidance, seek God’s forgiveness and mercy. The purpose of fasting is not just to go hungry but also to humble oneself before God by submitting one’s will to His plan for their life as well as shutting out worldly distractions in order that one may focus on the things that matters most: seeking God’s will for their lives and growing closer to Him through prayer and service.

The Bible speaks about fasting several times throughout its pages with instruction on how we should fast (1 Corinthians 7:5), why we should fast (Matthew 6:16-18), types of fasts there are (2 Samuel 12:16; 2 Kings 4:38; Acts 10:30)

Why Fast?

Fasting is a spiritual discipline. It’s not just about your physical body, but it’s also an opportunity to be still with God and gain a deeper understanding of His love for you. This can help you to better understand His will for you in the future.

How to Fast

Fasting is a spiritual discipline. It is a way to learn how to pray, how to trust God, and how to depend on Him. Fasting is also a great way of learning how to listen more closely so that you can hear what God wants you to do or say.

When fasting, your first step should always be prayer—asking God for guidance and strength as well as forgiveness for any sins that may have caused you harm during the previous day’s activities. Then ask Him if there are any specific things that He wants for His kingdom during this fast (which could range from giving up all sweets for Lent until Easter Sunday morning or going without television for an entire week). If these guidelines aren’t already set forth by your religious community (such as an organized church), try making up some rules yourself based on what seems best suited for your needs at the time; however keep in mind that this should never become another burden on top of everything else!

What to Expect When Fasting

You will likely experience some of the following during your fast:

  • Hunger
  • Tiredness/fatigue
  • Thirstiness and dry mouth
  • Boredom (I was OK with this. I have a lot to do)

The process of fasting can help you learn to pray deeper prayers, but you need to know how to fast for God.

Fasting is a spiritual discipline that helps you learn to pray more deeply, but it can be intimidating for beginners. You may not know how to fast for God, and that’s okay! The purpose of this article is to give you some basic guidelines so that you can start fasting today.

Fasting is one way we become disciplined in our lives, both physically and spiritually. It’s also a great way to learn how to pray deeper prayers, which will help you grow closer to God and others around you.


Fasting is a good practice for anyone who wants to build their prayer life and grow closer to God. It can help you become more aware of your dependence on God, and it can also be a way for Jesus to answer prayers and bless someone else. If you’ve never done it before, then I hope this post helped give some insight into what fasting is all about!

Don’t forget that there are more than one type of fast (Daniel Fast, Water Only Fasting etc.), so choose whatever works best with your schedule. I hope these tips were helpful in getting started with your own fast. Good luck!

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