Bible Verses when Fasting

This article is a guide on Bible verses when fasting. Fasting has a lot of advantages and there are a lot of ways to fast because some people may not be able to withstand the fasting for a longer time or period.

And fasting is all about prayer i.e. communicating with the Almighty God. So, there is nothing like fasting without prayer, fasting without prayer is just like going on a hunger strike.

Fasting will have you execute, gain, obtain and achieve a lot both spiritually and physically. It will also help you connect with God and even help in abhorring and abstaining from any bad habit you are indulging in.

So, using these Bible verses when fasting will help equip you with the word and also encourage you in so many ways.

Fasting is done for a lot of reasons like God’s intervention in your life, career, marriage, and so on. It can also be done for repentance, guidance, worshipping, and so on. Everybody has their individual reason for fasting, whatsoever your reason for fasting is I believe that these Bible verses that will be listed below with at least cover it and also help you greatly.


Below here will be some Bible verses on Fasting that can be used for guidance, prayer points among many other great things. Using these Bible verses when fasting will seriously be of great help.

Let’s dig in to see and learn about these Bible verses:

LUKE 18:1

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

This is Jesus Christ telling HIS disciples to always pray. Which is why we as a Christian, the follower of Christ is to always pray when we fast. Fasting cannot be called fasting without prayer.

2 SAMUEL 12:16

David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth on the ground.

This is an example of King David, a man after God’s heart who fasted and prayed.


So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

This is one of the advantages of fasting. Fasting can help keep you from yielding to the lust of the flesh.

EZRA 8:23

So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.

Fasting and praying honestly and sincerely to God will also yield an answer. He will take care of you and also answer your prayers.

PSALM 121:1-4

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

This is a great bible verse that can really be used during fasting. It states that your help comes from God, from a God that does not sleep, HE will surely always watch over you and answer your prayers.


Here are more Bible verses that can be used during fasting;


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.


As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.


10 So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[a] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.


And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

PSALM 69:29-31

29 But as for me, afflicted and in pain—may your salvation, God, protect me.
30 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
31 This will please the Lord more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hooves.

Final Thoughts on Bible Verses when Fasting

Above are some collections of Bible verses that can be used during fasting, they can serve as a lot of things. These Bible verses will be very helpful for you during your fasting and prayer.


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