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Fasting And Praying Quotes


"Three duties of every Christian are giving, praying, and fasting." - Jentezen Franklin

"If thou wouldst preserve a sound body, use fasting and walking; if a healthful soul, fasting and praying; walking exercises the body, praying exercises the soul, fasting cleanses both." - Francis Quarles

"If thou wouldst preserve a sound body, use fasting and walking; if a healthful soul, fasting and praying. Walking exercises the body; praying exercises the soul; fasting cleanses both." - Francis Quarles

"Taqwaa is not by praying all night and fasting all day but rather it is abiding by the commands of Allah and staying away from His prohibitions." - Umar

"It's clearly more important to treat one's fellow man well than to be always praying and fasting and touching one's head to a prayer mat." - Naguib Mahfouz

"When giving, praying, and fasting are practiced together in the life of a believer, it creates a type of threefold cord that is not easily broken." - Jentezen Franklin

"Your prayers, effort and fasting for many years are not lost. This is the time you have been praying for. Breakthrough!" - T. B. Joshua

"If you're having a difficult time making the best decision then consider fasting. Fasting is simply taking something you regularly do and replacing it with praying and seeking God. For example instead of eating a meal you can take that time to seek God and allow Him to speak to you about the decision." - Dan Black

"Fasting is calculated to bring a note of urgency and importance into our praying, and to give force to our pleading in the court of heaven. The man who prays with fasting is giving heaven notice that he is truly in earnest." - Arthur Wallis

"Health and healing will follow fasting." - Jentezen Franklin

"If you study the Talmud you please God even more than you do by praying or fasting." - Abraham Cahan

"I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye will be saved." - Joseph Smith Jr

"Praying men stop sinning and sinning men stop praying." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Fasting (is) for the maintainance and firmness of your sincerity." - Fatima bint Muhammad

"The best of all medicines is resting and fasting" - Benjamin Franklin

"Fasting lowers your blood pressure and can lower your cholesterol." - Jentezen Franklin

"Fasting will also overcome sexual additions and demonic powers." - Jentezen Franklin

"Fasting and prayer are common injunctions in my religion." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Through prayer, fasting, and studying, God will answer." - Monica Johnson

"I was obsessed with the idea of fasting and isolation." - David Blaine

"Prayer can come in only when fasting has done its work. It can make fasting easy and bearable." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The Indian race are waiting and praying." - Chief Joseph

"The secret of praying is praying in secret. A sinning man will stop praying, and a praying man will stop sinning." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Quit playing, start praying. Quit feasting, start fasting. Talk less with men, talk more with God. Listen less to men, listen to the words of God. Skip travel, start travail." - Leonard Ravenhill

"The key is to practice praying - and to practice praying regularly, privately, sincerely and specifically." - Bill Hybels

"If you're praying, you're not worrying, and if you're worrying, you're not praying!" - Ruffin McNeill

"Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Every person has a zakaat (to pay) and the zakaat of the body is fasting." - Ibn Majah

"All sciences a fasting Monsieur knows; And bid him go to hell - to hell he goes." - Juvenal

"Fasting is an amazing thing. It gives people heart and soul." - Rumi

"There are some who died because they were fasting, and they were crammed in tight." - Thaksin Shinawatra

"Maybe writing can't be taught, but editing can be taught-prayer, fasting and self-mutilation." - Donald Barthelme

"Fasting is a tremendous weapon and a source of power in the life of a believer." - Jentezen Franklin

"There is power in corporate fasting and power in corporate praise." - Jentezen Franklin

"Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love." - Euripides

"The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer." - Horatio Alger

"Fasting is a medicine." - Saint John Chrysostom

"None but praying leaders can have praying followers. A praying pulpit will beget praying pews. We do greatly need pastors and evangelists who will set the saints to this business of praying. We are not a generation of praying saints. Who will restore this breach? The greatest will he be of reformers who can set the Church to praying." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"No one has failed who keeps trying and keeps praying." - Jeffrey R. Holland

"Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness." - Tariq Ramadan

"Fasting and feasting are universal human responses, and any meal, shared with love, can be an agape." - Elise M. Boulding

"Do not be misled by a person's prayers and fasting. [Instead] look [at their] sincerity and wisdom." - Umar

"Fasting gives your body time to heal itself. It relieves nervousness and tension and gives your digestive system a rest." - Jentezen Franklin

"Fasting humbles you and brings clarity, even allowing you to get unforgiveness and bitterness out of your heart." - Jentezen Franklin

"There is no virtue in penance and fasting which waste the body; they are only fanatical and monkish." - Immanuel Kant

"Sufism has always had the function of purifying Islamic ethics and that fasting and tazkiya is like lighting a lamp." - Seyyed Hossein Nasr

"Fasting with a pure heart and motives, I have discovered, brings personal revival and adds power to our prayers. Personal revival occurs because fasting is an act of humility. Fasting gives opportunity for deeper humility as we recognize our sins, repent, receive God's forgiveness, and experience His cleansing of our soul and spirit. Fasting also demonstrates our love for God and our full confidence in His faithfulness." - Bill Bright

"I believe that there is no prayer without fasting and there is no real fast without prayer." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Fill up the goblet and reach to me some! Drinking makes wise, but dry fasting makes glum." - William R Alger

"Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself." - Rumi

"The discipline of fasting releases the anointing, the favor, and the blessing of God in the life of a Christian." - Jentezen Franklin

"Fasting from any nourishment, activity, involvement or pursuit-for any season-sets the stage for God to appear. Fasting is not a tool to pry wisdom out of God's hands or to force needed insight about a decision. Fasting is not a tool for gaining discipline or developing piety (whatever that might be). Instead, fasting is the bulimic act of ridding ourselves of our fullness to attune our senses to the mysteries that swirl in and around us."-Dan B. Allender, PhD" - Dan B. Allender

"Prayer is the acid test of the inner man's strength. A strong spirit is capable of praying much and praying with all perseverance until the answer comes. A weak one grows weary and fainthearted in the maintenance of praying." - Watchman Nee

"Temples are more than stone and mortar. They are filled with faith and fasting. They are built of trials and testimonies. They are sanctified by sacrifice and service." - Thomas S Monson

"Our moral theorists seem never content with the normal. Why must it always be a contest between fornication, obesity and laziness, and celibacy, fasting and hard labor?" - Martin H Fischer

"Devotion does not mean only Chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence." - Pandurang Shastri Athavale

"Don't be like the preacher who thought about praying while making love with his life and thought about love while praying." - Dan Millman

"Whatever this feeling is - this is what I have been praying for. And this is also what I have been praying to." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"The Secret of Praying is Praying in Secret. The secret place of prayer calls for every faculty of mind and heart." - Samuel Chadwick

"Every time before I throw my first pitch, I am praying. And not only that, in the bullpen I am praying." - Mariano Rivera

"I'm extremely blessed with my teammates. They're such an encouragement in my life. I have people praying for me and I'm praying for them as well." - Tobin Heath

"I was born odd. I was a strange child. My grandmother was always praying over me. She was always rubbing me and praying over me." - Lorraine Toussaint

"Yes, fasting is not merely a commandment from God but a godly gift, a grace and a blessing. God the creator of our body and soul knows of our need to fast for its benefit for our spiritual life, development and our eternity. He granted us the knowledge and manner of fasting. As a kind Father and a wise Teacher, He has recommended fasting for us." - Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria

"Join a company of young men and women who have made a covenant by sacrifice to turn a nation through united massive fasting and prayer." - Lou Engle

"Fasting gives you confidence to know that your spirit can master appetite . . . and helps to protect against later uncontrolled cravings and gnawing habits." - Russell M Nelson

"Jesus himself has shown us by his own example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil." - Pope John Paul Ii

"I often think the doctrine of fasting in Lent and having meatless days as might be better to give up television." - Michael Ramsey

"Lower caloric exposure and episodic fasting can extend the life span of all animals, the longer we spend in the catabolic state, the longer we live." - Joel Fuhrman

"Through fasting. . .I have found a perfect health, a new state of existence, a feeling of purity and happiness, something unknown to humans." - Upton Sinclair

"Wherever on earth the religious neurosis has appeared we find it tied to three dangerous dietary demands: solitude, fasting, and sexual abstinence." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Fasting and natural diet, though essentially unknown as a therapy, should be the first treatment when someone discovers that he or she has a medical problem." - Joel Fuhrman

"To gain victory over the flesh was the purpose of fasting and celibacy, which denied the pleasures of this world for the sake of reward in the next." - Barbara Tuchman

"Now, uhhh, if I had called Tim Sabean and said, 'Tim, we have no food' he would have said, 'Fasting is good for your soul'." - Riley Martin

"I shall remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace; walking until given shelter and fasting until given food." - Peace Pilgrim

"All satyagraha and fasting is a species of tyaga. It depends for its effects upon an expression of wholesome public opinion shorn of all bitterness." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Praying men must be strong in hope, and faith, and prayer." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying." - John G. Lake

"One can believe intellectually in the efficacy of prayer and never do any praying." - Catherine Marshall

"Each day, whatever I am doing, I am always praying and thinking of God." - Thomas Yellowtail

"I gave up on cussing - I'd run out of words filthy enough - and just started praying." - Sarah Monette

"When man is with God in awe and love, then he is praying." - Karl Rahner

"No matter how dark and hopeless a situation might seem, never stop praying." - Billy Graham

"When things get bad enough, your only resort is to lie in bed and start praying." - Lana Del Rey

"The conditions of praying are the conditions of righteousness, holiness, and salvation." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Let's be diligent in giving, careful in our living, and faithful in our praying." - Jack Hyles

"Christian perfection consists in three things: praying heroically, working heroically, and suffering heroically." - Anthony Mary Claret

"The world needs more true praying to save it from the reign and ruin of Satan." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"The first and last stages of holy living are crowned with praying." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"I know there are millions of people praying for me, and I strongly believe in prayers." - Mariano Rivera

"No man drowns if he perseveres in praying to God, and can swim." - Proverbs

"No nation can last long when it stops praying and takes up playing." - Vance Havner

"Fasting is the first principle of medicine." - Rumi

"surfeits kill more than fasting does ..." - Dorothy Osborne

"The goal of fasting is inner unity." - Thomas Merton

"Fasting will break poverty from your life." - Jentezen Franklin

"Fasting breaks the spirit of heaviness." - Jentezen Franklin

"Dieters live life in the fasting lane." - Anonymous

"Fasting, coupled with mighty prayer, is powerful." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"For me, fasting has just been a huge part of everything God has done in my life, Fasting means I am putting everything on hold, and I am spending the time with God. It brings everything in focus, and I become eternity-minded." - Jentezen Franklin

"Impatience is an evil spirit that can be expelled only by prayer and much fasting. ... the hunger of impatience is not easy to satisfy-how, then, through fasting? The demands of impatience certainly use many words and long speeches, but in prayer it is very sparing with words." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God." - Andy Murray

"Stop praying. Start thinking." - Marilyn Manson

"In Shansi I found Chinese Christians who were accustomed to spend time in fasting and prayer. They recognized that this fasting, which so many dislike, which requires faith in God, since it makes one feel weak and poorly, is really a Divinely appointed means of grace. Perhaps the greatest hindrance to our work is our own imagined strength; and in fasting we learn what poor, weak creatures we are-dependent on a meal of meat for the little strength which we are so apt to lean upon." - Hudson Taylor

"While praying I passed into a state of entrancement, and in that state I saw the angel and the plates." - Martin Harris

"I desire that death find me ready and writing, or if it please Christ, praying and intears." - Petrarch

"It's difficult isn't it, when you're in a Mosque and everyone's praying and you really enjoy leapfrog." - Milton Jones

"I think that I failed by not studying more, and praying more, and spending more time with my family." - Billy Graham

"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

"The dogmatic and, therefore, invulnerable core in Islam is understandably simple: acknowledgement of faith, prayer, charity and fasting. Almost everything else is open to interpretation and modification in space and time." - Tariq Ramadan

"Bear up the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer; support the tottering knees. Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and persevere therein, and mercy will come down." - John Wesley

"Little praying is a kind of make believe, a salve for the conscience, a farce and a delusion." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Sometimes prayer moves the hand of God, and sometimes prayer changes the heart of the person who is praying." - Mark Driscoll

"When God lays a burden on our hearts and thus keeps us praying, He obviously intends to grant the answer." - J. Oswald Sanders

"Praying is simple. Use the words that you know. You don't have to be eloquent, just sincere and reverent." - Oleta Adams

"When the Goths are at the gates, forming study groups and praying for deliverance is not effective defense." - G. Edward Griffin

"And as it turns out, if one person is praying for you, buckle up. Things can happen." - Anne Lamott

"We are hoping and praying that they will not be able to deny what the Lord has ordained." - Roland Burris

"There are three ways that men get what they want: by planning, by working, and by praying." - George S Patton

"Pray and seek for strength to change our circumstances rather than praying for our circumstances to be changed" - David A Bednar

"One day of praying and six days of fun, the odds against going to heaven are six to one." - Brook Benton

"Not by talking, but by praying And becoming something good, Can we offer peace to the world." - Sri Chinmoy

"Praying is what confirms our true belief that we cannot succeed without God, and its absence confirms the exact opposite." - James MacDonald

"The God we've been praying to is deaf to our words and only responds to our actions." - Steve Maraboli

"Prayer delights God's ear; it melts His heart; and opens His hand. God cannot deny a praying soul." - Thomas Watson

"Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild; twenty years a mature man -and after that, praying." - Proverbs

"Serving God is doing good to man, but praying is thought an easier service and therefore more generally chosen." - Benjamin Franklin

"When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself." - Peter Otoole

"Praying and sinning will never live together in the same heart. Prayer will consume sin, or sin will choke prayer." - J C Ryle

"Praying through is all about CONSISTENCY and INTENSITY. It's 'all-nighter' prayer. It just won't take 'NO' for an answer!" - Mark Batterson

"The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!" - Francois Rabelais

"The Palestinian Rifle is ready and we will aim it if they try to prevent us from praying in Jerusalem." - Yasser Arafat

"I'm not sure if President Obama is an ideologue or a pragmatist. I am hoping and praying he's a pragmatist." - Rudy Giuliani

"When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself." - Peter O'Toole

"It will require more than a few hours of fasting and prayer to cast out such demons as selfishness, worldliness, and unbelief. Repentance, to be of any avail, must work a change of heart and of conduct." - Theodore L. Cuyler

"Instead of looking outside of ourselves and counting potential enemies, fasting summons us to turn our glance inward, and to take the measure of our greatest challenge: the self, the ego, in our own eyes and as others see us." - Tariq Ramadan

"We must master our egoism, and through this mastery, step outside ourselves and educate ourselves in giving. Fasting requires that we rediscover all that is alive around us, and reconcile ourselves with our environment." - Tariq Ramadan

"Most cultures traditionally link food and spirituality directly with periodic restrictions and celebrations punctuating the year. Abstinence from particular foods or full-on fasting is part of many religious traditions and holidays." - Marcus Samuelsson

"After a sound drubbing followed by half a day's fasting, I felt more like laughing than like crying; and, in half a while, all was forgotten and my wickedness began afresh and worse than ever." - Stijn Streuvels

"Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer." - Nat Turner

"Do not have as your motive the desire to be known as a praying man. Get an inner chamber in which to pray where no one knows you are praying, shut the door, and talk to God in secret." - Oswald Chambers

"A dynamic praying church must be built from the inside out, employing all four levels of prayer: the secret closet, the family altar, small group praying and finally, the congregational setting." - Richard Burr

"When we pray for the Spirit, we are not praying for an answer; we are praying for God to enter us, to fill us with his presence, his thoughts, and his words." - James Bryan Smith

"When the spirit of adoration takes over and we begin pondering God's attributes, we soon say from the heart, 'I am praying to a tremendous God!' Which only motivates us to keep on praying." - Bill Hybels

"I've always believed in the power of prayer. One prayer can accomplish more than a thousand plans. That isn't a magic formula, but it's an idea that if you pray, keep praying and then praying some more." - Mark Batterson

"After doing two years in prison, trust me, I've seen a lot of tough guys pray. They're not just praying for themselves; they're praying for their family and the people they've let down." - Ja Rule

"Then the Parson might preach, & drink, & sing, And we'd be as happy as birds in the spring; And modest dame Lurch, who is always at Church, Would not have bandy children, nor fasting, nor birch." - William Blake

"You're quite right there," he said. "I have practiced abstinence myself for years, and had my time of fasting, too, but now I find myself once more beneath the sign of Aquarius, a dark and humid constellation." - Hermann Hesse

"Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one's flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity. Enter again into yourself." - Saint Augustine

"Whether the patient has a cardiac condition, hypertension, autoimmune disease, fibroids, or asthma, he or she must be informed that fasting and natural, plant-based diets are a viable alternative to conventional therapy, and an effective one." - Joel Fuhrman

"Fasting cures diseases, dries up bodily humors, puts demons to flight, gets rid of impure thoughts, makes the mind clearer and the heart purer, the body sanctified, and raises man to the throne of God." - Athenaeus



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