40 Days of Prayer and Fasting Toolkit

So you're new to prayer and fasting and you don't know where to start? Or you just want to know more? How do you fast and why we do it?

You are not alone in this! Below are some resources designed to help you understand the value of prayer and fasting and how we should do it. 

Sermons and Videos

Feasting While Fasting

While we wait for Christ’s return, Christians should practice fasting in order to feed our spirits, reveal what controls us, and meditate on the glory of God.

Effective Prayer

Fervent prayer, earnest prayer, powerful prayer… Pastor Brian Brodersen expounds on the importance of prayer and fasting in the life of a Christian. We dive into 1 Kings 18:41-45, where Elijah prays for God to bring rain upon his nation. In this study, we are reminded how important prayer is in the reviving of our church and nation.

Renew Your Mind by Fasting
NewSpring staff member Jason Wilson explains how abstaining from food can actually renew our minds.

Fast to Feast
In this message, Teaching Pastor Dan Lian breaks down what fasting is, what fasting isn’t, and offers some tips to begin using this tool to find spiritual breakthrough.  

Fasting and Prayer
Discipleship Director Fin Sheridan teaches students about the spiritual discipline of fasting and prayer. 


What is fasting and why do Christians do it?

Fasting is about what we gain from the process: focus on God. Learn why we fast and find practical tips for getting started. 

Why Christians pray together, not just in private
When Christians pray together as a church, it is called corporate prayer. Learn why praying together is important. 

Everything you need to know about prayer
Prayer gives us direct access to God. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, we can always communicate with God.