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OBJECTIVE - Each young woman will
understand the blessings of fasting.

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HANDOUT IDEAS:

 Don't blow it by Frolicking Night Owl
 Fasting brings blessings by Erika Miller
 Fasting brings blessings by Tiersa Ludlow
 Fasting Magnet by Rachel Braswell
“Finding the Queen Esther in you” - “Esther, despite danger to her own life, went fasting before the king.” (You could attach this to a tiara from the dollar store or anything symbolizing a queen or princess).
 Jack and Jill of *many* trades
 LDS Handouts
 Remember...it is fast weekend by Charne Adams 
 Remember Fast Sunday
 The 13 Articles of Fasting - Handout from 2009 Women's Conference 
The Fasting Fridge from Mormon Share - (Inside) and (Outside)
 This-n-That
When I taught this lesson I made big fridge magnets that just said "Remember Fast Day" and challenged the girls to help remind their families (and themselves) when it was fast day by putting up the magnet. (Idea by Ann Heiner)

LESSON HELPS:

Explain the difference between not eating and fasting - that there is a purpose and that we should open and close our fast with prayer.
Lesson Helps from Debanae's
Lesson Helps from Mormon Share
Lesson Helps from LDS Living
Lesson Helps from Young Women Connection

OBJECT LESSON:

Fasting Object Lesson

PERSONAL PROGRESS HELPS:

 Personal Progress Handouts for Manual 2 by Whit Larson

RESOURCE GUIDE: (Click here to access Manual 2 Resource Guide)

 Discussion Questions -

-  How could I explain to a friend the reasons why I fast?
- How is fasting a part of repentance? (see True to the Faith [2004], 67).

 Additional Resources -

- Joseph B. Wirthlin, "The Law of the Fast," Ensign, May 2001, 73–75; Liahona, July 2001, 88–91.

"Fasting, coupled with mighty prayer, is powerful. It can fill our minds with the revelations of the Spirit. It can strengthen us against times of temptation. . . . Fasting and prayer can help develop within us courage and confidence. It can strengthen our character and build self-restraint and discipline. Often when we fast, our righteous prayers and petitions have greater power. Testimonies grow. We mature spiritually and emotionally and sanctify our souls. Each time we fast, we gain a little more control over our worldly appetites and passions. . . . Fasting and prayer can help us in our families and in our daily work. They can help us magnify our callings in the Church" (Ensign, 73; Liahona, 88).

 

- Mosiah 27:22; Alma 5:46; 6:6; 17:3, 9.

 Experiences -

- Personal Progress: Integrity value experience 6.

STORIES:

Fasting is what?
Prayer and Fasting Work
 That is not fasting by Elder David A. Bednar

TALKS:

Joseph B. Wirthlin,  The Law of the Fast,” Liahona, July 2001, 88; Ensign, May 2001, 73. Use the article to help supplement the young women’s answers concerning fasting.
Ronald T. Halverson,  “The Heavens Rained,” Liahona, Aug. 2004, 42; New Era, Aug. 2004, 44. Consider using this story instead of Matthew Cowley’s story.

VIDEO CLIPS:

“The Law of the Fast”; 4 min. 10 sec.  - Video Clip #15



 
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