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31 Helpful Scriptures To Read While Fasting And Praying

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Here are inspiring, helpful and faith-filled scriptures to read while fasting and praying.

They will stir your faith to take a hold of God – that’s exactly what you need in time of waiting, fasting and praying.

Don’t just go fasting and praying without arming yourself with scriptures that promise the blessings of God that fasting brings, that reinstate the integrity and faithfulness of God, and that reassure of the goodness of God and that confirm and re-establish the fact that God answers prayer today.

Did you get that?

Now, let’s break it down for easy understanding.

When fasting and praying, look and read up scriptures that:

1. Promise you the blessings of God that fasting brings/activates and or obtained through fasting

2. Reaffirm the integrity and faithfulness of God

3. Reassure you of the goodness of God

4. Confirm and re-established the fact that God answers prayer today.

With that in mind, lets us now get on into looking at best, inspiring scriptures to read while fasting and praying.


Let’s dive in.

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Scriptures To Read While Fasting And Praying

The following is a list of scriptures to read while fasting and praying that you can use to stir your faith up to believe God, take a hold of His power, grace and blessedness while waiting on Him in fasting and in prayer:

1. 2 Chronicles 7:14, KJV:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 

2. Isaiah 40:29-31, KJV:

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 

3. Psalm 65:2, KJV:

O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. 

4. Isaiah 55:6-11, NIV

5. Jeremiah 33:3, KJV:

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. 

6. Jeremiah 29:11-14, NIV

7. Matthew 7:7-8, KJV:

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 

8. Psalm 34:5,8, 10, KJV:

They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed… O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him… The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. 

9. Isaiah 58: 6-7, KJV:

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

10. Ezra 8:21-23, NIV:

11. Hosea 10:12, KJV:

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

12. Zechariah 10:1, KJV:

Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. 

13. Psalm 145: 15-16, KJV:

The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. 

14. John 14:13-14, KJV:

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 

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15. John 16:23-24, KJV:

And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 

16. Mark 11:23-24, KJV:

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 

17. Matthew 17:21, KJV:

Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. 

18. Matthew 6:16-18, KJV:

Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. 

19. Philippians 4:6-7, KJV:

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 

20. Ephesians 3:20, KJV:

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. 

21. 1 John 3:20-21, KJV:

For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 

22. Psalm 118:27-29, KJV:

God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 

23. Psalm 45:1-9, KJV

24. Esther 4:16, KJV:

Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish. 

25. 1 Peter 3:15, KJV:

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

26. 2 Chronicles 14:11, KJV:

And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. 

27. Zephaniah 3:17, KJV:

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. 

28. Hosea 6:1-3, KJV:

Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. 

29. Isaiah 65:24, KJV:

And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. 

30. Hebrews 10:35-39, KJV

31. 2 Chronicles 15:2, KJV:

And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. 

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And on and on and on, the bible is replete with helpful and insightful scriptures to read while fasting and praying, what we have here are just a handful…just so you may have a place to start from.

And we are convince that as you give yourself to reading these scriptures and meditating on them, the Lord will be please to speak to you, He will have a good ground and place to minister to you.

While you pray and talk to God, He talks back to you first and foremost through the word.

And that’s why you must not make light of reading, eating and devouring scriptures when you are waiting on Him in fasting and prayer – it is so that He can have a place to talk to you.

Read and reassure your heart of God’s love, faithfulness, goodness, integrity and power and more.

That way, you will be able to stir your faith to the point where you can believe God for the best and take all that He has intended to give you as a reward for your fast and a honor for seeking Him wholly above all else.

The blessing, honor and reward for seeking God are the answers to your prayers, wait for it.

God bless you.   

31 Helpful Scriptures To Read While Fasting And Praying


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