Fasting has a way of revealing what our hearts really crave. It can reveal what our soul needs and how we satisfy those deepest wants. 

Scripture Reading

Matthew 4 

Key passages

Matthew 4:2-4 — “After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.’ Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 

Fasting thought

“Fasting can be an expression of finding your greatest pleasure and enjoyment in life from God. That’s the case when disciplining yourself to fast means you love God more than food, that seeking him is more important to you than eating. This honors God and is a means of worshiping him as God.” - Donald Whitney 


Father in heaven, only you meet my deepest needs. Today grant me the ability to turn my hunger pains into moments of worship and praise, focusing on the beauty and splendor of your holiness and reveling in your infinite mercy. May you receive all the honor and praise as I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. 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