Fasting is not for fanatics, weight-loss, or manipulating God. In the Bible, fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose. In Matthew 6, Jesus reminds us that fasting, like praying and giving, is a normal part of Christian life.
Although fasting uses the practice of taking something away, it is much more about receiving more. Fasting is a spiritual discipline whose primary purpose is to unclutter our life from the things of the world so we might be more sensitive to the things of God.
Fasting is about being filled with more and more of the presence and power as well as love and joy of the Lord Jesus.
The prayer of fasting is to experience a breakthrough, a fresh anointing of the Spirit, or a blessing. The Spirit may give us a word of wisdom, clarity about the Father’s will, or a deeper intimacy with Jesus.