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5 Things Every Teen Should Understand about Fasting

Youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are building testimonies, and with more expected of LDS youth all the time, they are building them quickly. All that growing, spiritually and physically, means teenagers need to be fed—and, subsequently, fasting is hard.

But a spiritual feast will do more, in the long run, for growing testimonies than a well-balanced meal. The more a young man or woman—or anyone, really—understands about the promises that come with fasting, the easier it will be. Here are five things every teenager should understand about fasting.

1. Proper fasting includes sincere prayer

Fasting without prayer is just starving.

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