What Is Fasting?

Fasting is one of the most powerful spiritual disciplines of all the Christian disciplines. It is a way to align our hearts with the psalmist: “My soul thirsts for God, the living God” (Psalm 42:2). Andrew Murray wrote, “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.”

Through fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit can transform your life.

Click HERE to view and print the United City Church Prayer and Fasting Guide and follow us on our social media channels for special devotionals from our leadership team. We have also compiled a collection of resources from other ministries intended to assist you in preparing and maintaining a successful fast. Many of the resources below are for a 21 day fast but the content can be useful to you regardless of how long your fast may last.

If you haven’t already, be sure to register your fast confidentially so our staff can encourage and pray for you along the way. As the UC guide says, fasting should be private between God and His people, and we want to honor that many people will be fasting about very private topics, and our only purpose in registering is for a select, discreet group to be able to encourage and pray for you. Click here to register your fast.

Introduction to Fasting

The resources below help to introduce the value of fasting and offers pratical tips to do it safely.

Introducción al ayuno

Los recursos a continuación ayudan a presentar el valor del ayuno y ofrecen consejos prácticos para hacerlo de manera segura.
Haga clic AQUÍ para ver e imprimir la Guía de oración y ayuno de United City Church

The Practice of Fasting

7 Steps to Fasting and Prayer
“7 Basic Steps to Fasting and Praying” by Bill Bright
“Fasting for Beginners” by David Mathis (DesiringGod)
“The Ultimate Daniel Fast” by Kristen Feola

Devotionals & Guides for Fasting

The Summit Church - 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting
“21 Days of Fasting & Prayer” by The Summit Church
“21 Days of Prayer” by Cross Church
Church of the Highlands - Prayer
“Pray First” by Church of the Highlands

Family Resources for Fasting

Age-appropriate resources to teach your children about Prayer & Fasting.