Fastings
are,
Times of abstaining from food and
concentrating on spiritual matters
largely for the purposes of:
Mortifying the fleshly appetites.
or,
Expressing sorrow and affliction
on account of some calamity.
or,
To pray that a present evil
might be removed or an
expected evil be
averted.




But in all things approving ourselves
as the ministers of God,
in much patience, in afflictions,
in necessities, in distresses,
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults,
in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
By pureness, by knowledge,
by longsuffering, by kindness,
by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned...

2 Corinthians 6:4-6