TEXT: ISAIAH 58:1-14


Last week bible study, we discussed the meaning of fasting and prayer. Today we shall be examining the kind of fast that pleases God. This is against the backdrop that many churches are currently involved in fasting and prayer programs with a view to laying a solid foundation for the new year.

Fasting and Prayer must, however, be done as prescribed by God in the scriptures. In order for fasting to be acceptable by God, it must be done in sincere humility without undue outward show of piety. It should help us focus and manifest the virtues that God represents such as justice, mercy, and love.

May this year’s fasting and prayer mark a turning point in our walk with God in Jesus’ name. Amen


From the scriptures below, discuss the kind of fast that God accepts.

a) Mt. 6:16-18; Dan. 9:3; 1Kg. 21:27-29; Lk. 18:10-14
b) Is. 58:3-7;
c) 2Chr. 20:3-17;
d) Gal. 5:17; 1Cor7:5

Matthew 6:17
“But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head and wash thy face”

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