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Prayer for Breaking Fast

As you end your fast before God, this is a great time to give thanks and celebrate His everlasting goodness. Remember as you eat again to dine with gratitude in your heart for His provision in your life, and to thank him for this precious time of commune you have enjoyed whilst fasting. You may find the following prayer for breaking fast useful for this. On this page there is also an inspiring prayer to say while fasting and a short prayer of thanksgiving before eating.

Prayer for Breaking Fast

(a prayer to say before eating after a period of fasting)

Thank you for pouring new refreshment, peace and passion into my heart as I have fasted. Please help me to keep hold of this new treasure in my heart, as I return to my normal patterns of eating and drinking. Please remind me each day to take real breaks from the normality of life and the comfort of food, so that I might feast on your love and truth again.

Thank you for the food and drink that I will enjoy now. This day I celebrate your eternal goodness to me.


(a grace prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

I’m Here With My Heart Open Wide

(a prayer to say while fasting)

I enter this sanctuary of fasting.
I fall at the foot of the cross.
I lean on the truths of the bible.
I burrow in deep to your love.

I wait in the stillness for vision.
I feel the love of your heart beat.
I rest here and lay out my life Lord.
I give you this moment to speak.

I listen intently to sounds all around me.
I breathe and give thanks for my life.
I hear in the distance the sounds of the birds.
I choose to let their song seep deep down inside.

I see the great beauty of sunlight.
I watch as it dances and fades.
I trust in the light that you bring to my soul.
I bask in your goodness, I soak in your ways.

I remember the journey we’ve travelled.
I feel Jesus close at my side.
I hold out my hand, and just let you lead.
I’m so blessed to be here, with you as my guide.

I’m waiting, I’m hoping, I’m watching.
I’m listening, for your gentle hand on my life.
I’m here with my heart open wide.

(a fasting prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

the prayer of prayer

read more inspiring prayers for fasting, including a short guide with practical tips for your spiritual fast.

Prayer for Fasting

an inspiring prayer to meditate on as you embark on your fast:-

Short Thanksgiving Prayer Before Meal

(a prayer to say before eating food)

Father, thank you for this wonderful food. Please bless those who have prepared this beautiful meal for us. We invite your Holy Spirit to be with us as we enjoy this precious time together.
Lord, as we eat and drink may we celebrate the love and goodness you give us each day.


(a dinner prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting...

Matthew 6:17-18a (NIV)