Ten reasons to engage in Christian fasting:

1. To strengthen prayer.

2. To seek God’s guidance.

3. To express grief.

4. To seek deliverance or protection.

5. To express repentance and the return to God.

6. To humble oneself before God.

7. To express concern for the work of God.

8. To minister to the needs of others.

9. To overcome temptation and dedicate yourself to God.

10. To express love and worship to God.