Fasting

March 01, 2022 09:58 AM MST
The Europe Area Presidency issued a letter to local leaders designating Sunday, March 2, 2022, as a day of prayer and fasting for peace.
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April 17, 2020 07:28 PM MDT
Editor's note: "This Week from the Pulpit" highlights recent messages by General Authorities and General Officers of the Church.
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April 09, 2020 05:23 PM MDT
It was the conclusion of the last session of April 2020 general conference and President Henry B. Eyring announced that the closing song would be a prerecorded version of “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by the Tabernacle Choir and six other choirs from around the world.
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April 09, 2020 04:38 PM MDT
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April 09, 2020 01:00 PM MDT
During Holy Week, Christians around the world reflect on the sacred events of the Savior’s life—and this year I feel as though members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been invited to experience those important events firsthand.
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April 08, 2020 04:47 PM MDT
By now, you have likely heard about the “Worldwide Fast April 10” Facebook group that has inspired hundreds of thousands to accept President Russell M. Nelson’s invitation to fast on Good Friday. But did you know the group was started by a Latter-day Saint missionary?
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April 08, 2020 12:06 PM MDT
This article originally appeared on taylorhalverson.com and is republished here with permission.
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April 07, 2020 04:00 PM MDT
I sit and watch location after location flood in:
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September 28, 2019 09:35 AM MDT
One of the main admonitions that we try to follow as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comes from Nephi in the Book of Mormon:
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May 29, 2019 04:00 PM MDT
Elder Shayne M. Bowen shared 11 principles for a more meaningful fast at a devotional on Tuesday at the LDSBC in Salt Lake.
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February 28, 2019 07:13 PM MST
There's an excitement felt by all members when a new temple is announced. Whether these temples are built in a nearby city, state, province, or country across the world, it's exciting to see temples continue to dot the earth and bring eternal blessings to Latter-day Saint families.
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October 15, 2018 06:01 PM MDT
My initial reaction to hearing about the social media fast was reluctant. Social media is a large part of my job, and I knew it would be impractical and difficult to stay away from it for 10 days. I soon realized that the reason I felt this was the negative commentary also appearing on my social media feeds. I hadn’t even had a chance to listen to the talk myself, yet I was allowing others to determine its effect on me. So I decided to participate — if not for the sake of obedience, then for my own sanity and mental health.
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September 29, 2018 12:10 PM MDT
See how many problems you can spot in this personal story:
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July 15, 2017 11:34 AM MDT
I've lived much of my life deciding whether or not people deserved my compassion. And I had a fantastic formula for deciding this: if their challenges were easier than mine, then no compassion was given on my part.
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May 27, 2017 01:46 PM MDT
Though fasting is an import part of drawing closer to our Heavenly Father, not every Latter-day Saint is able to do so. But this doesn't mean these members can't enjoy the blessings of drawer closer Heavenly Father in other ways. Read how one LDS woman with terminal cancer finds others ways to draw strength from Heavenly Father when she cannot fast.
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January 30, 2017 03:46 PM MST
Take a look at 3 Nephi 24 and 25. The Lord quoted two chapters from Malachi to the Nephites so that they could be included in the Nephite scriptures for the sake of future generations:
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By  LDS Living
October 17, 2016 05:15 PM MDT
More than 44,000 people are planning to fast on November 6, but that's not just because it's fast Sunday.
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August 06, 2016 04:01 PM MDT
What a fun way to celebrate the commonalities between our religions. There's nothing quite like food to bring people together.
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February 28, 2016 10:00 PM MST
Conference Talk: For more information on this topic read "God Loves and Helps All of His Children," by Keith B. McMullin, Ensign, Nov 2008, 75-78.
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November 17, 2015 10:13 PM MST
In 1985, a special fast for the famine victims of Ethiopia sparked a flood of donations that far exceeded the Church’s expectations. This act of generosity by Latter-day Saints marked the beginning of what would become Latter-day Saint Charities—the Church’s humanitarian organization—which has been spreading hope and healing throughout the world ever since.
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May 01, 2015 06:40 PM MDT
Recent riots in Baltimore have left members of the community reeling. In response to the riots, the Baltimore Stake is calling on its members and interested neighbors to fast this Sunday, May 3rd, for "peace in our city."
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February 02, 2015 05:11 PM MST
Fasting is a skill. But before I elaborate on that point, I would like to talk about video games for a minute.
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December 02, 2014 04:02 PM MST
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.
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November 10, 2014 06:44 PM MST
When it became clear that my aunt – the Sister Missionary of this series – would not recover sufficiently from her stroke to live independently again, a cousin and I cleared out her house in preparation to sell it and its contents to support our aunt in whatever time she had left. I learned a lot about this woman I had known all my life, through sorting through her belongings – that she watched late-night television and bought too many useless wonders from pitchmen; that she had cared enough about her multitudinous church service missions to save the certificates, but not enough to keep them neatly in one place; that although she did have a vast collection of margarine tubs, she had done better than many elderly people and had not hoarded plastic bags or string or rubber bands.
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August 29, 2012 02:46 PM MDT
When the multimillion-dollar Teton Dam disaster struck Idaho in 1976, a force of 45,000 Latter-day Saints was deployed almost overnight to provide emergency relief. When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Mormon relief trucks arrived before the National Guard was even allowing relief through. Massive oil spills in South Korea in late 2007 found hundreds of volunteers handling the disaster with plans, supplies and manpower within days. The 2010 Haitian earthquake catastrophe was met immediately with 160,000 pounds of food and emergency resources, and a month later, when a devastating earthquake hit Chile, an airlift of tents, tarps, supplies and even diapers was quickly deployed.The Church is interested in helping those in need become self-sufficient in the long term as well as meeting immediate needs. After the 2004 tsunami devastated Southeast Asia, LDS Humanitarian Services personnel were still working with community-based organizations to provide longer-term aid and development three years later.
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January 11, 2012 05:03 AM MST
Manual 1; Excerpt from "Stewardship - A Sacred Trust," by Quentin L. Cook
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May 06, 2011 04:06 AM MDT
Manual 3; Supplement from "Lessons from the Lord’s Prayers" by Elder Russell M. Nelson
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March 18, 2011 04:00 AM MDT
Supplement from "Like a Watered Garden” by Jeffrey R. Holland
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