Fasting

Fasting

 
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  • Announce a time of fasting; call the people together for a solemn meeting. Bring the leaders and all the people into the Temple of the LORD your God, and cry out to him there. - Joel 1:14


  • That is why the LORD says, "Turn to me now, while there is time! Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. - Joel 2:12


  • Blow the trumpet in Jerusalem! Announce a time of fasting; call the people together for a solemn meeting. - Joel 2:15


  • "Say to all your people and your priests, `During those seventy years of exile, when you fasted and mourned in the summer and at the festival in early autumn,* was it really for me that you were fasting?4 - Zechariah 7:5


  • "And when you fast, don't make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, who try to look pale and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I assure you, that is the only reward they will ever get. - Matthew 6:16


  • Then no one will suspect you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in secret. And your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you. - Matthew 6:18


  • She was now eighty-four years old. She never left the Temple but stayed there day and night, worshiping God with fasting and prayer. - Luke 2:37


  • The religious leaders complained that Jesus' disciples were feasting instead of fasting. "John the Baptist's disciples always fast and pray," they declared, "and so do the disciples of the Pharisees. Why are yours always feasting?" - Luke 5:33


  • One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work I have for them." - Acts 13:2


  • So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way. - Acts 13:3


  • Paul and Barnabas also appointed elders in every church and prayed for them with fasting, turning them over to the care of the Lord, in whom they had come to trust. - Acts 14:23

  • New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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