Fasting and God’s victory 

Fasting is a weapon used to respond to the present and future attacks of the evil one. 

Scripture Reading

Esther 4 

Key passages

Isaiah 58:6, 8 — “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen...then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.”

Esther 4:15 — “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” 

Fasting thought

“When the devil, the foe and the tyrant, sees a man bearing this weapon [fasting], he is straightway frightened and he recollects and considers that defeat which he suffered in the wilderness at the hands of the Savior; at once his strength is shattered and the very sight of this weapon, given us by our Commander-in-Chief, burns him.” - Isaac of Syria 


Father in heaven, Lord Almighty, today through my fast I seek to be better prepared for the spiritual battles that I am engaged in. I choose to stand firm in you. I choose to live my life by the truth of God and not by the lies of the enemy. I choose to live righteously and not selfishly. I choose to live by faith and not by sight, extinguishing every attack from the enemy. I choose to live by the power of the Word of God. In the strong name of Jesus my Lord I pray. 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