Fasting is a holy and legitimate pursuit of a Holy God. It can be of great use in conducting a rigorous spiritual inventory of one’s soul and spiritual fruitfulness.
Psalm 35:13 — “I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered....”
“Let us say something about fasting, because many, for want of knowing its usefulness, undervalue its necessity, and some reject it as almost superfluous; while, on the other hand where the use of it is not well understood, it easily degenerates into superstition. Holy and legitimate fasting is directed to three ends; for we practice it either as a restraint on the flesh, to preserve it from licentiousness, or as a preparation for prayers and pious meditations, or as a testimony of our humiliation in the presence of God when we are desirous of confessing our guilt before him.” - John Calvin
Father in heaven, through your probing eyes search my heart and reveal to me the areas of my life that are hindering fellowship with you. Expose those areas of my life that are interfering with my spiritual fruitfulness. Grant me the courage to face them with faith and confess them fully and humbly before you. Father, I want more of you and to be fully used by you. Amen.
Prayer & Fasting Journal
We encourage you to keep a journal to document your thoughts and prayers as God moves during this time of prayer and fasting. You can journal on your smart phone, on paper, or anywhere that will be easily accessed by you and work well as you journey through these 21 days.
21 Days of Prayer & Fasting | A Fasting Guide for Spiritual Breakthroughs | Written by Gary Rohrmayer