I fast in preparation for the Prayer Experience with my Rooted group. I fast to humble myself & quiet my own spirit in order to make room for the Holy Spirit. I fast to empty myself so that the divine Spirit of God can fill me to the brim. I fast as a spiritual discipline to remove all distractions, all vices, and all toxins.
Fasting is a very personal decision for everyone and it is no different for me. When it was first recommended that we fast before our Prayer Experience I didn't think much of it. I've fasted before, so I knew I could do it. But each time I've fasted it's been for entirely different reasons. Sometimes I've fasted out of vanity, sometimes out of obligation, but never because I've felt specifically called to fast.