Andrew Murray “Fasting helps to express, to deepen, and to confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, to sacrifice ourselves, to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God. . . . Prayer is the reaching out after God and the unseen; fasting, the letting go of all that is seen and temporal.” Essentially, we fast in order to grow closer to God.”
Jared Brock - American author
From the book "A year of living prayerfully"