In Christianity, during fasting, the focus and purpose is worship and prayer and closeness to the presence of God, not the issue of eating. The Bible does not command Christians to fast. At the same time, the Bible presents fasting as good, beneficial and useful. The followers of Christ do not fast for the purpose of righteousness and austerity or salvation from sin, because salvation was provided by the shedding of Christ's blood on the cross. Fasting is being humble and close to God so that our rebellious ego is weakened and suppressed. May our prayer and worship be stronger and more effective.