Dry Fasting

A dry fast is an absolute, true fast in which you abstain from both food and water. At least some of our biblical heroes had practiced this type of fast.



Exodus 34:28. Moses neither ate bread, nor drank water for forty days and forty nights.

Esther 4:16. Esther calls all Jewish people everywhere to neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day.

Jonah 3:7-8. The king of Nineveh repents and declares that people and animals do a dry fast.

Good information about Dry Fasting is quite rare. In all our years of spiritual seeking, we have only known one person who Dry Fasted. But we have never found an article about it.

Until now. A woman named Esmée La Fleur wrote a great article about it. She is a careful researcher and an avid health seeker. And she Dry Fasts.

Here is a link to her article:




Fasting is only for those who are medically capable. Check with your health care provider. Experts say you need to be under the supervision of a doctor during the time of a fast.


Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


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