20 Quotes About Fasting

  • "A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God's commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands."

    - Ed Cole
    Topics: Fasting


  • "Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God."

    - Andrew Murray
    Topics: Prayer, Fasting, Sacrifice


  • "Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God."

    - Andrew Murray
    Topics: Prayer, Fasting, Sacrifice


  • "Fasting helps express, deepens, confirms the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves, to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God."

    - Andrew Murray
    Topics: Fasting


  • "One way to begin to see how vastly indulgent we usually are is to fast. It is a long day that is not broken by the usual three meals. One finds out what an astonishing amount of time is spent in the planning, purchasing, preparing, eating, and cleaning up of meals."

    - Elisabeth Elliot
    Topics: Fasting


  • "If the solemnities of our fasting, though frequent, long, and severe, do not serve to put an edge upon devout affections, to quicken prayer, to increase Godly sorrow, and to alter the temper of our minds, and the course of our lives, for the better, they do not at all answer the intention, and God will not accept them as performed to Him."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Fasting


  • "The greatest saint in the world is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives alms, or is most eminent for temperance, chastity or justice. It is he who is most thankful to God."

    - William Law
    Topics: Gratitude, Fasting


  • "Fasting helps express, deepens, confirms the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves, to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God."

    - Andrew Murray
    Topics: Fasting


  • "By fasting, the body learns to obey the soul; by praying the soul learns to command the body."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Fasting


  • "Fasting helps express, deepens, confirms the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves, to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God."

    - Andrew Murray
    Topics: Fasting


  • "The purpose of fasting is to loosen to some degree the ties which bind us to the world of material things and our surroundings as a whole, in order that we may concentrate all our spiritual powers upon the unseen and eternal things."

    - Ole Hallesby
    Topics: Fasting


  • "This Man (Jesus) suddenly remarks one day, 'No one need fast while I am here.' Who is this Man who remarks that His mere presence suspends all normal rules?"

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Jesus, Fasting


  • "The abstinence is not to be an end in itself but rather for the purpose of being separated to the Lord and to concentrate on godliness. This kind of fasting reduces the influence of our self-will and invites the Holy Spirit to do a more intense work in us."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Godliness, Fasting


  • "Fasting in the biblical sense is choosing not to partake of food because your spiritual hunger is so deep, you determination in intercession so intense, or your spiritual warfare so demanding that you have temporarily set aside even fleshly needs to give yourself to prayer and meditation."

    - Wesley L. Duewel
    Topics: Fasting


  • "Fastings and vigils without a special object in view are time run to waste."

    - David Livingstone
    Topics: Fasting



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