As the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOP) says Again, sharing from the International House of Prayer’s fasting guidelines (below). Physically. Prayer and Fasting. Apostolic Prayers · Devotional Prayer · Fasting Guidelines for the Prophetic Ministry. Date:October 16, Author:Mike Bickle. Fasting is to voluntarily abstain from eating/drinking for an extended period of time. “Eating” and “drinking” can Fasting Guidelines: • Explain to your family in .

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It can be tempting to suppress these feelings with entertainment, shopping, or Facebook, but this defeats the purpose. Pray, and ask God what He will give you faith for in terms of the duration of the fast.

Plan to fast regularly, one day per week if you can. Make your commitment and determine the length.

Tips for Fasting

Setting a vision for your fast—spiritual breakthrough, a renewed heart, or simply more of God—can help keep your focus on the Lord. Ask what Gasting would have you give up, and also how He wants you to spend the time you now have. The idea behind such a fast is that we, Jesus followers and friends, abstain out of longing for Him.

You will need to do your own research, talk with health experts and those experienced in fasting, and continually ask the Lord for increased discernment and wisdom concerning fasting and healthy living.

Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Sometimes we aim too high or set unrealistic expectations for ourselves. This is not intended as medical advice; please check with your doctor first if you have any health issues or concerns. If you do not take a laxative or an enema, the toxins can hurt your intestines or reabsorb into your ihkp, making you feel nauseous.


Minors are discouraged from fasting guidelinss and should never engage in fasting without express parental consent and oversight.

Tips for Fasting – Resources

The information in this handout reflects only the limited opinions, experience, and suggestions of IHOPKC and is not meant to substitute the advice provided by your doctor or other healthcare professional. Maybe a different day would work better, or try a juice fast instead of all water.

If you have sugar sensitivities or problems e. These tips have been found to be helpful and successful, but they are no guarantee that you will fast without experiencing any difficulties. A total fast is without food or water all liquids. If possible, fast with a friend, so you can study and pray together and encourage one another.

These simple guidelines can help you start:. The Bible does not speak of children engaging in fasting food. Come out to meet him. We must prepare ourselves adequately so that the fast can honor God and fulfill its purpose. Any fast undertaken must be done with spiritual wholeheartedness and wisdom when dealing with our physical body; we must count the cost honestly and honor the temple of the Holy Spirit.

We spend time listening and praying to God. Fasting rooted in and rising out of desire for Him makes sense and holds greater appeal to me.

Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. We must allow God to purify our souls, recognizing that these things came up for a reason, instead of masking the pain with other behaviors.


We would not encourage this without strong medical supervision, particularly in the case of young people.

What if ihlp offers you food? Adam is also active in evangelism and has a vision to reach people everywhere with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Fasting Resources | Dr. H. E. Cardin

Sometimes intercession, evangelism, and prophetic words flow more easily during a fast because our spirits are more alert and our flesh is weakened. Avoid high-fat and sugary foods before the fast. This should be done early during the fast and then intermittently throughout the rest of the fast. God knows our motives, and we will be held accountable to Him Matthew The level at which a person engages in fasting particularly food should be determined according to age and with regard to any physical limitations.

Please contact info andrewcomiskey. God is our reward for fasting, not the praise of men. Discuss your plans with your doctor, church leaders, and spouse or parents. Fasting does make us look different—we eat less and spend more time in prayer, worship, and study—but we are strengthening our inner man, our spirit, while weakening our flesh 2 Corinthians 4: After encountering race-related social media posts that have angered many, Nayomi Thomas talks through the reality of dying daily and following Christ in the way of love, even when it hurts.