Why should I fast?

Facts about fasting brought to light in Medjugorje by Our Lady

Fasting is an armament…
….as Our Lady calls it, the “arms” in which to destroy Satan’s power in your life. There are 26 main statements Our Lady has told us about fasting. The facts about fasting are as follows:

1. Fasting stops wars.* 7/21/82 pgs. 130-131
2. Fasting can suspend the laws of nature.* 7/21/82 pgs. 130-131
3. Fasting reduces punishments from God.* 11/16/82 pg. 136
4. Fasting is an “arm,” a weapon of significant power to defeat, of which atomic power does not compare. Atomic power has not strength to conquer Satan.* 6/25/92 pg. 193
5. Bread and water is the best fast.* 7/21/82 pg. 130-131
6. Fasting, to be powerful, must be done with the heart. *9/20/84 pg. 209
7. Through fasting, the whole plan of Our Lady, that God himself planned for the world’s salvation during this special time, will be achieved. *9/26/85 pg. 222
8. By giving our fasting to Our Lady, it “forces” Satan not to be able to seduce us to evil and drives him away. *9/4/85 pg. 235
9. Fasting purifies our hearts from the sins of our past. (Through Confession, sins of the past are forgiven, but healing from life-long vice or memories that Satan uses against us to lead us back into sin, requires purification). *12/4/86 pg. 239
10. Fasting, coupled with prayer WILL obtain EVERYTHING you ask for (the exception would be something illicit).* 10/29/83 pgs. 348-349
11. Fasting sanctifies you to receive the Holy Spirit. *11/4/83 pg. 349
12. Humility is a fruit from fasting, when coupled with prayer.* 2/10/84 pg. 366
13. The present fasting in the Church is not adequate. Our Lady desires this to change. She said fasting has been forgotten in the last quarter of this century in the Catholic Church. *5/84 pg. 375
14. Fasting is one element that keeps Satan from conquering us. Faith and prayer are the other two. *11/16/81 pg. 114.
We, in turn, are to conquer Satan. The arms to do so are fasting coupled with prayer.* 6/25/92 pg. 193
15. Satan is enraged against those who fast and convert. *6/16/83 pg. 343
16. Fasting for the sick can cure them along with faith and prayer. *11/26/81 pg. 115
17. Fasting, along with prayer, was offered as a remedy by Our Lady to stop arguments from the Holy Priesthood.* 1/21/82 pg. 121
18. Fasting will bring the Kingdom of God among us.* 3/14/84 pg. 153
19. Fasting makes Our Lady happy.* 8/5/84 pg. 157
20. Fasting will make prayer more vigorous. *1/25/84 pg. 363
21. Our Lady will make the maximum good come from our fast. She wants us to give our fast to her in which she “disposes of them “according to the will of God. *9/24/82 pgs. 134-135
22. Fasting, coupled with prayer, especially community prayer, will protect you from Satan’s aggression in destroying marriages, creating division among priests and will crush him in his plans for obsessions and murders in society today of which Our Lady says he is responsible. *12/26/82 pg. 139
23. To obtain a grace from God, it is best you let no one know you are fasting. *1/28/87 pgs. 180-181
24. We are to fast out of gratitude. *9/20/84 pg. 209
25. Fasting is to be encouraged in others.* 2/22/88 pg. 286
26. Our Lady tells us to fast to prepare for the coming of Jesus. *11/25/96
*(Page numbers are given from the book Words from Heaven, Messages of Our Lady from Medjugorje, the 7th edition, if you wish to read the whole message. It is the most authoritative book on the messages of Medjugorje. (From “Fasting” booklet published by Caritas, Birmingham, AL.)