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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Prayers in the Bible: Jesus, fasting

In a way, this post is not about prayer, and, in a way, it is:

Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward. (WEB)

Jesus went into the wilderness, to be by Himself. The Bible does not say that He prayed, at least not here, but he fasted. See here for what the Wikipedia says about fasting and Christianity. Fasting, like prayer, can be done for show, or without being a show-off, but without really meaning what you are praying. But fasting is also an important practice. (See the link above.) Even Jesus, our complete example, fasted.

Do you? Do I? For what reasons?

Thanks for reading. This is part of a series on prayers in the Bible. The previous post is here.

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