A survey of the New Testament and the Old Testament, and also much of Church history, shows fasting to be an essential spiritual discipline. If you visit hotspots of revival, you don’t have to search too far to find sacrificial prayer and fasting. Yet today, at least as far as the western church is concerned, fasting is all too often missing from the practice of many Christians. Might this be one of the key contributing factors why, by and large, we are not operating in the same raw power as the early church? This sermon, in addition to giving practical advice on fasting, sets forth seven key reasons that will motivate you towards fasting.