We considered Nehemiah’s response to the news of the devastation of Jerusalem recently in our Sunday preaching series:
When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. (Neh 1v4)
Which of course prompted us to consider the place of fasting in the Christian life.
I was directed to this short article by Tim Challies that was very helpful entitled ‘How Should Christians Fast?‘