Fasting

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“Every worthy, confirmed member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the right to the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Fasting, prayer, scripture study, and obedience greatly enhance our ability to hear and feel the promptings of the Spirit.

“When your mind is filled with doubt and confusion, the Father and the Son will send the Holy Ghost to warn you and guide you safely through the dangers of this mortal journey. He will help you remember, comfort you, and fill you ‘with hope and perfect love.’ ”

Carole M. Stephens, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments,” 2015 General Conference

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“Revelation is not a matter of pushing buttons, but of pushing ourselves, often aided by fasting, scripture study, and personal pondering.”

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President
Fulfilling the Purpose of Relief Society,” October 2008 General Conference

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“There is only one way to become personally converted. It is through a witness of the Spirit as we study these very scriptures that testify of Jesus Christ. It comes as we pray and as we fast. It comes only when we have a deep desire to know the truth.”

Cheryl C. Lant, Primary General President
Righteous Traditions,” April 2008 General Conference

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“Now, we know, as you do, that all petitions to the Lord and all fasts do not receive this same hoped-for answer…

“We do not always understand the reasons behind the tests that come with mortality. But our faith has grown, and perhaps yours has too, as we have watched loved ones, friends, and people we know only by reputation endure with faith in the Lord the most severe trials. They, too, know the God of miracles and witness in their extremity that whatever the future holds for them, the Lord knows them and loves them and is blessing them. They are sealed to Him and to each other forever, and they are willing to submit their wills to His.”

Sydney S. Reynolds, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
A God of Miracles,” April 2001 General Conference

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