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Video: Fasting + Prayers

What happens when you add fasting to your prayers? Does it make you eligible for bonus blessings? Watch this video to hear from Miracle Temple church members in Baltimore, who share what they experienced when they tried this ancient discipline.

Fasting certainly isn’t a new concept. It is practiced in nearly every religion in the world, and the Bible records many instances of it. God ordered the Israelites to fast during the Day of Atonement (see Lev. 16:29); Daniel fasted after he saw a vision (Dan. 10:3); Esther fasted in preparation for her mission (Esther 4:16); and Jesus fasted while in the wilderness (Matt. 4:1-11).

Now, however, mainstream culture is catching on. “Fasting is becoming more and more popular,” notes Fred Hardinge, DrPH, associate director of nutrition and media for the General Conference Health Ministries Department.


Watch this video to see creative ways people are fasting.

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