10 Inspiring Bible Verses for Fasting

by Brooke Obie

There are many spiritual benefits to fasting and many ways to do so. In the Bible, the prophet Daniel fasted for 21 days, eating only fruits and vegetables and drinking only water. Jesus fasted for 40 days in a period we call Lent. If you're considering a fast, check with your doctor before beginning to make sure it's medically safe for you to do so.  Perhaps you are considering a different kind of fast. Some people choose to give up technology or a social media platform for a period of time.  Whether you're fasting as a personal spiritual exercise or as a community, and whether you're limiting your food or your time on Facebook, the Bible offers many words of wisdom on fasting. Here are ten of our favorite Bible verses to motivate and inspire you to keep the faith during fasting.