Fasting can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, principles of the gospel. If you’re anything like others, at times you don’t necessarily look forward to fasting. Most likely, the thought of going hungry doesn’t seem very appealing.
However, these six quotes on the blessings of fasting will help get you in a better mood to follow this important gospel principle.
6 Quotes to Help You Through Fasting
1. “What if there were a way to overcome our habits, addictions, and burdens? What if there were a way to gain sufficient confidence in the Lord that you could call down the powers of heaven? What if there were principles you could teach your loved ones that, if applied, would allow them to overcome personal weaknesses and draw closer to God? As we properly understand and live the law of the fast, these desired blessings can be ours.” – Shayne M. Bowen
2. “We should all give some attention to the matter of fasting. We haven’t really called on the Lord so that we can reach him intimately if we don’t fast occasionally, and pray often. Many of our personal problems can be solved by so doing.” – Marion G. Romney
3. “Many of us may sometimes wonder why blessings are seemingly withheld from us. It could well be that the laws on which those blessings are predicated have escaped our attention or that we underestimate the necessity for obedience to those laws. It may well be therefore, that many of our desired blessings are never realized because we do not more faithfully obey the law of fasting and prayer and contribute for the blessing of the poor the full value of the meals not consumed on Fast Day.” – Thorpe B. Isaacson
4. “Some difficulties, like devils, do not come out save by fasting and by prayer.” – Jeffrey R. Holland
5. “When we fast, brethren and sisters, we feel hunger. And for a short time, we literally put ourselves in the position of the hungry and the needy. As we do so, we have greater understanding of the deprivations they might feel.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
6. “Fasting and prayer have been used by those seeking inspiration in calling men to Church positions, for relieving the suffering of those in bondage, for asking guidance in war, and in conjunction with mourning. People fasted to receive deliverance from their enemies, to heal the sick, to receive revelation, for the success of missionary work, and for the souls of those who do not have the gospel.” – Sheryl Condie Kempton
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