Fasting, Spiritual Disciplines

List of Fasting Resources

Jamaal Williams

July 10, 2022

Dear Sojourn Midtown,

I hope this email finds you well. I write to let you know about our upcoming church-wide fasting initiative. Over the past couple of months, I have sensed the Lord urging me to call for congregation-wide Lent fasting. Lent begins Wednesday, March 2, and goes through Thursday, April 14. During that time, we want to encourage you to fast and pray. We also want to encourage you to join us in fasting every Monday during Lent. Fast according to what you believe the Lord is calling you to.

My prayer for our fasting initiative is to see God deepen our affections towards him corporately, bringing us into a season of spiritual renewal. I believe that our Lent sermon series, coupled with this intentional time of seeking God’s face, will be powerful.

In order to help you to practice the sacred habit of fasting and amplify your endeavor, we’ve made a list of resources, including an an overview of different types of fasting, some helpful tips, and a fasting guide with prayer prompts.

I am praying that Ash Wednesday will be the beginning of the significant time of renewal. Would you pray with me too?

In Christ,

Pastor Jamaal


Fasting for Beginners

David Mathis

Practical guide for believers who are new to this sacred habit

Fasting Starter Kit


Recipes and devotional material to help with fasting

Sacred Fasting

Jamaal Williams

Sermon on Jesus’ teaching about fasting

A Hunger for God

John Piper

Book on biblical teachings about fasting and how it relates to your affections and heart

6 Ingredients that Will Help You Fast from Technology

Meghan Posey

Short article for those considering digital fasting or for those who are unable to fast from food

Daniel Fast

Dr. Josh Axe

Introduction article on the Daniel Fast, a selective method of fasting to eliminate certain food from diet

Jamaal Williams

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