The 5 Best Books on Fasting and Prayer to Read Right Now


Lord’s Library editors assembled this list of the best books on fasting and prayer to consider reading.

The Bible frequently associates fasting with prayer, and many Christians believe that the two practices complement each other. Fasting is seen as a way to humble oneself before God, to focus on spiritual matters, and to seek His will, while prayer is seen as a way to communicate with God and express one’s needs, desires, and concerns.

In the New Testament, fasting is often mentioned in the context of prayer and seeking God’s guidance. For example, in Matthew 6:16-18, Jesus says: “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.”

In the Old Testament, fasting is mentioned as a means of humbling oneself before God and seeking His guidance, as well as a way of expressing repentance and seeking forgiveness. In Joel 2:12, for example, the Bible says: “Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:”

Fasting and prayer are often seen as a way to deepen one’s relationship with God, to seek His will and guidance, and to express one’s commitment to Him. Many Christians believe that fasting can help to increase one’s spiritual sensitivity and awareness of God’s presence, and can also lead to a greater sense of humility, repentance, and spiritual renewal.

In this way, our editors assembled this list of the best books on fasting and prayer to consider reading. The titles below represent the most popular available for purchase on the web. We’ve included direct lin

Note: We only included the best books on fasting and prayer with a 4-star or better ranking and a minimum of 300 reviews.

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The Best Books on Fasting and Prayer

Most Popular: Atomic Power with God, Thru Fasting and Prayer

Author/Publisher: Franklin Hall

From the publisher: Atomic Power with God, Thru Fasting and Prayer is a short work by the spirited evangelist Franklin Hall. The book describes how prayer during extended fasts can heal the body and soul, and bring practitioners greater spiritual power to exalt and glorify Jesus Christ. Hall’s work has now been inspiring Christians to explore the benefits of fasting on their physical and spiritual health for over 70 years.”

Top-Rated: Shaping History Though Prayer and Fasting

Author/Publisher: Derek Prince

From the publisher: “Discover with Derek Prince how your prayers and fasting can change the world. Using experiences from his own life, he illustrates how you can make a difference. You don’t have to fight. You don’t have to hold high political position. You don’t even have to have power, money, or influence on earth. What is important is your influence in heaven. Learn to touch the heart of God through prayer – prayer that will change the world!”

Best Value: Pursuit: 21-Day Prayer and Fasting Devotional

Author/Publisher: Dave Patterson

From the publisher: “Pursuit is a collection of 21 time-tested principles of prayer and fasting that will fuel your desire to seek God and ignite a new passion for prayer in your heart. Each chapter was born out of revelation and over two decades of ministry, all while building a thriving, praying church. This book is designed as a 21-day journey but can be adjusted to fit any duration of pursuit.”

Popular Prayer Journal: A Wife’s 40-Day Fasting and Prayer Journal

Author/Publisher: Kaylene Yoder

From the publisher: “A Wife’s 40-Day Fasting and Prayer Journalis designed to bring wives to the feet of Jesus through prayer and other spiritual disciplines.Devotional readings, Prayers to pray over your husband, Scripture writing,Prayer journaling prompts, and fasting options (choose your own or follow the daily guide)will help you place your marriage in the hands of the One who designed it.”

A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer

Author/Publisher: John Piper

From the publisher: “Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is this path of pleasant pain called fasting. It is the path John Piper invites you to travel in this book. For when God is the supreme hunger of your heart, He will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in Him, He will be most glorified in you.”

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