Overview and Objectives

Lesson Overview

The Bible indicates that prayer with fasting is something God values and blesses, but misunderstandings about fasting abound. Fasting isn’t a practice reserved for the “super spiritual” or something we do to earn God’s attention or approval. Fasting is, however, a way to grow closer in our relationship with God. This lesson takes a down-to-earth look at why fasting matters and offers helpful insight for how to do it.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand what fasting is and why it matters for prayer.
  • Be able to cite several examples of prayer with fasting in Scripture.
  • Ascertain several of the blessings associated with fasting and prayer.
  • Gain practical insight as to how to approach fasting in your own praying.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
Have you ever fasted before? What did you learn from doing it?

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