... in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings... (2 Corinthians 6:5).
Israelites fasted. Jesus fasted. Paul fasted. When we find ourselves in times when fervent prayer is needed, fasting is likely appropriate. Fasting may not be commanded, but perhaps all these people of God were onto something when they decided to fast as well as pray. Let us seek to maintain the discipline of fasting when appropriate!