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“Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.” 
Fasting is a principle of God and has been proven to be refreshing and a spiritual and physical blessing.  The Christian main purpose for fasting should be for more of God and for a spiritual purpose.  Make your fast more effective by staying focus on the things of God, spending much time in prayer and in the word of God.
 
Fasting, Prayer and Consecration in the Old testament
 
Moses fasted 40 days and 40 nights on Mount Sinai. (Exodus 34:28)  
King Jehoshaphat called a fast when Israel was about to be attacked by the Moabites and Ammonites (2 Chronicles 20:3)
David fasted after learning that Saul and Jonathan had been killed (2 Samuel 1:12) 
Before petitioning King Ahasuerus for the deliverance of her people, Esther called a 3 day and night fast. (Esther 4:16)
 
Prayer, Fasting and Consecration in the New Testament 
 
Our Savior Jesus Christ fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. Matthew 4:2.Paul and Barnabas prayed and fasted before appointing elders in the church. (Acts 14:23).
Group or Corporate
 
1 Samuel 7:5-6, Ezra 8:21-23, Joel 2:15-16, Jonah 3:5-10, Acts 27:33-37
 
Esther 3-Day Fast
 
No food and drink for 3 days and nights.  Esther 4:16
 
Complete Fast Liquids Only
 
The Daniel Fast drink water and juices. Eat only vegetables and fruits.  No sweets, bread or meat.  
 
Partial Fast
 
A partial fast is abstaining from food for a certain period of time.  Fasting from the time you get up in the morning until 3:00pm or eating one meal a day.  An examples of a partial: Daniel 1:14-16.
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