Friday, January 23, 2009


As moms we are often pregnant or nursing in the first part of our married life and motherhood which prevents us from doing a full fast. Here is a thought on how to still fast even if you are pregnant, nursing, ill or have any other condition that would prevent you from fasting.

Isaiah 58:6
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
vs 7-11 are great also

This scripture could be saying that a fast doesn't just have to be going without food, it could also mean fasting from burdens or sins that we are carrying such as: a fast from yelling at our kids, a fast from berating ourselves, a fast from berating others, a fast from nonessential things, a fast from fights with husbands, a fast from anger, a fast from negativity, a fast from a scowling...the list could go on and on. Of course, as with most things, the best way for each of us to determine the proper fast for ourselves at any given time is through prayer and inspiration. (These types of fasts may also last longer than the traditional 24 hours)

**Check out the comments on this section for more fasting tips


  1. Pretty tough to fast during pregnancy, but I found it refreshing to shorten my fast without food, but keep up with the water. Reading and praying seemed extra important during those years, and I really felt the spirit and knew my fast was acceptable.
    We did try a fast from TV once; we did pretty good, but after a week, no one could stand it anymore. One of these days, the TV will take a permanent vacation!

  2. Thank you Patty, I love hearing what other people do. Anything you would like posted on the blog just let me know. I know other readers will love your input.