40 Scriptures To Read While Embarking On Fasting.

40 Scriptures To Read While Embarking On Fasting.

40 Scriptures To Read While Embarking On Fasting.

 

Matthew 4:4 (KJV)

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“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

 

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Fasting is a profound spiritual practice that is important in our Christian lives. It involves voluntarily abstaining from food or certain other pleasures for a set period, with the  focus on drawing closer to God, seeking His guidance, and experiencing spiritual renewal. During fasting, reading and meditating on God’s Word is an essential aspect of the journey.

 

Things To Do When Fasting:

  • Humble yourself.
  • Pray fervently.
  • Read the word of God.
  • Meditation.
  • Worship God.
  • Practice forgiveness, compassion and extending grace to others.

 

40 Scriptures to read while embarking on fasting 

 

  1. Matthew 4:4 (KJV)

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

 

  1. Isaiah 58:6-7 (KJV)

“Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou see the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?”

 

  1. Joel 2:12 (KJV)

“Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.”

 

  1. Psalm 35:13 (KJV)

“But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.”

 

  1. Matthew 6:16-18 (KJV)

“Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.”

 

  1. Ezra 8:21 (KJV)

“Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.”

 

  1. Daniel 9:3 (KJV)

“And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.”

 

  1. Acts 13:2-3 (KJV)

“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.”

 

  1. Matthew 17:21 (KJV)

“Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”

 

  1. Psalm 69:10 (KJV)

“When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.”

 

  1. Esther 4:16 (KJV)

“Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.”

 

  1. Isaiah 58:8 (KJV)

“Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.”

 

  1. 2 Samuel 12:16-17 (KJV)

“David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth. And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.”

 

  1. Nehemiah 1:4 (KJV)

“And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.”

 

  1. Isaiah 58:9 (KJV)

“Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity.”

 

  1. Luke 2:37 (KJV)

“And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.”

 

  1. Matthew 6:6 (KJV)

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

 

  1. Luke 5:35 (KJV)

“But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.”

 

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:5 (KJV)

“Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.”

 

  1. Isaiah 58:11 (KJV)

“And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”

 

  1. Matthew 9:14-15 (KJV)

“Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.”

 

  1. Acts 10:30 (KJV)

“And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing.”

 

  1. Matthew 6:17-18 (KJV)

“But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.”

 

  1. 1 Samuel 7:6 (KJV)

“And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured it out before the Lord, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against the Lord. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpeh.”

 

  1. Mark 2:18-20 (KJV)

“And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.”

 

  1. 2 Chronicles 20:3 (KJV)

“And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.”

 

  1. Ezra 8:23 (KJV)

“So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.”

 

  1. Psalm 109:24 (KJV)

“My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.”

 

  1. Jonah 3:5-10 (KJV)

“So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.”

 

  1. 2 Samuel 1:12 (KJV)

“And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the Lord, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.”

 

  1. Zechariah 7:5 (KJV)

“Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?”

 

  1. Isaiah 59:2 (KJV)

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”

 

  1. James 4:8 (KJV)

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.”

 

  1. Romans 12:1 (KJV)

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

 

  1. Psalm 27:8 (KJV)

“When thou said, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.”

 

  1. Revelation 3:20 (KJV)

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

 

  1. Psalm 19:14 (KJV)

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”

 

  1. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV)

“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

 

  1. 2 Timothy 2:21 (KJV)

“If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”

 

  1. Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

 

In conclusion, fasting, when coupled with prayer and meditation on God’s Word, becomes a powerful tool for spiritual growth, renewal, and seeking God’s will. These 40 scriptures serve as a source of inspiration, guidance, and reflection during your fasting journey. As you draw closer to God in fasting and prayer, may you experience His presence, guidance, and transformative power in your life.

 

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