spencerwkimball“Rich promises are made by the Lord to those who fast and assist the needy.”
– Spencer W. Kimball




mariongromney“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.  Do you remember what the Savior said to his disciples who couldn’t cast out the evil spirit, after they had asked why they couldn’t do it when Jesus had done it so easily?  He replied, ‘This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.'”
– Marion G. Romney



James_E_Faust“Latter-day Saints understand that a proper fast day observance consists of abstaining from food and drink for two consecutive meals once a month, attending the fast and testimony meeting, and making a generous offering to the bishop for the care of those in need.”
– James E. Faust




jeffrey-r-holland-large“Pray earnestly and fast with purpose and devotion.  Some difficulties, like devils, do not come out save by fasting and by prayer.  Ask in righteousness and you shall receive. Knock with conviction and it shall be opened unto you.”
– Jeffrey R. Holland




henry-b-eyring-large“Just as the receipt of the blessing of your fast offering and mine can change hearts, so does fasting for the good of another.”
– Henry B. Eyring




Harold B. Lee“Let me promise you here today that if the Latter-day Saints will honestly and conscientiously from this day forth, as a people, keep the monthly fast and pay into the hands of their bishops the actual amount that they would have spent for food for the two meals from which they have refrained . . . we would have all the money necessary to take care of all the idle and all the poor.”
– Harold B. Lee



spencerwkimball“Sometimes we have been a bit penurious and figured that we had for breakfast one egg and that cost so many cents and then we give that to the Lord.  I think that when we are affluent, as many of us are, that we ought to be very, very generous. . . . I think we should . . . give, instead of the amount saved by our two meals of fasting, perhaps much, much more – ten times more when we are in a position to do it.”
– Spencer W. Kimball



thorpebisaacson“If Latter-day Saints faithfully fulfilled the law of the fast, and if they prayed in connection therewith as commanded and paid an honest fast offering, they would be blessed more abundantly – both temporally and spiritually – and there would be ample funds in the Church to provide for all our poor, as the Lord has commanded.  He has given us the way, but sad as it may seem, we are negligent about the payment of an honest fast offering.  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


heber-j-grant“Every living soul among the Latter-day Saints that fasts two meals once a month will be benefitted spiritually and be built up in the faith of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ – benefitted spiritually in a wonderful way.”
– Heber J. Grant