This is a collection of psalms for fasting and by extension prayer that you can use when fasting.
Fasting is a part and parcel of Christian practice.
When done properly and in faith, it brings a lot of blessings.
Now, the psalm is a good place to look when you are contemplating fasting.
In it, you will see how King David and some other Old Testament saints fasted, what fating was and meant to them and the attitude they have towards it.
Plus, you will also see how through fasting they had power with God, they had their prayer answered and went on to winning in life and for God.
Whatever your purpose, these psalms for fasting will be an eye opener, a blessing and by extension, a go to guide for fasting for you in time of need.
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Psalms For Fasting
The following is a list of psalms for fasting you can learn from and use as a guide to your own practice of fasting:
1. Psalm 35:13, KJV:
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
2. Psalm 69:10, KJV:
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
3. Psalm 109:24-27, KJV:
My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness. I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads. Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy: That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.
4. Psalm 69:11, KJV:
I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
5. Psalm 10:12, 17 KJV:
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble. LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear.
6. Psalm 61:1-2, KJV:
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
7. Psalm 5:3, KJV:
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
8. Psalm 17:1, KJV:
Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
9. Psalm 39:12, KJV:
Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
10. Psalm 44:25, KJV:
For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth. Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies’ sake.
11. Psalm 86:1, KJV:
Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
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12. Psalm 102:17, KJV:
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
13. Psalm 142:1-2, KJV:
A Prayer when he was in the cave. I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.
14. Psalm 143:1, KJV:
Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
15. Psalm 143:7-8, KJV:
Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
16. Psalm 86:6, KJV:
Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
17. Psalm 55:1 KJV:
Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
18. Psalm 119:170, KJV:
Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
19. Psalm 31:22, KJV:
For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
20. Psalm 6:6, KJV:
I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
21. Psalm 102:5, KJV:
By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
22. Psalm 38:6, 9, KJV:
I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
23. Psalm 28:1, KJV:
Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
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Nonetheless exhaustive, these psalms for fasting will add to your knowledge of fasting and the actual practice of it.
You can bank on them for direction and guide.
You can even use the prayer verses in your own prayer time, praying them as is, just by substituting your name and need in place.
And you can be sure that since it is God’s word you are praying, it will deliver the same result it did for David and the likes who prayed them in the scripture.
God is not a respecter of any man. (See Acts 10:34, KJV)
That’s to say, He does not prefer one person to another under the same circumstances.
So, He will do for one what He has done for another under the same circumstances.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8, NIV)