Anyone who could answer these 2 questions for me about fasting?
(1) How long and what type of fast is right for you, and
(2) How to prepare yourself spiritually and physically
fast for 40 days and read the bible and pray to prepare yourself physically and spiritually l b o o l t
Matthew 6:16 says, Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
This passage is the only requirement that Jesus gave us in regards to fasting. It is up to you to decide what you are capable to doing and if it is healthy for you to do so. In my opinion, 40 days is a very long time for anyone to fast, at least in this day when we have to be out of the house for 8 to 10 hours working. I guess it would be doable to just drink simple fruit shakes and eat fruit. Daniel when he fasted for 3 weeks did not go on a complete fast, but abstained from meat, wine and pleasant bread. In other words he ate a very plain diet with water.
So my advice to you is to pray about it before you start and do not hurt yourself.
God bless, Ezra