Our Lady asks us to fast, especially on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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By beloved
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Here is a prayer by Father Slavko to help in fasting.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Dear Father,
Today I decide to fast. I decide for fasting because your prophets used to fast,
because Jesus Christ fasted and so did His apostles and disciples.
I especially decide for fasting today because your servant, Mother Mary, fasted too.

She called me to fast when she said: "Dear children,today I call on you to begin fasting with the heart. There are many people who are fasting, but only because everyone is fasting. It has become a custom which no one wants to stop. I ask the parish to fast out of gratitude because God has allowed me to stay this long in this parish. Dear children, fast and pray with the heart. Thank you for having responded to my call." {9/20/84}

So Father, I present this day of fasting to you.
Through fasting I want to listen to and live Your Word more.
I want to learn to be turned more toward you in spite of all the things that surround me.
I want to fast for all who are hungry.
I want to fast for peace in the world.
I want to fast for the conversion of sinners.
To fast to be able to see Jesus in all around me.
I want to fast to be able to understand the value of Heavenly Bread.

Grant me the grace that through fasting, my desire for You will grow and that my heart may long for you.
Grant me the grace that through fasting I will become humble and willing to do Your Will

Cleanse me Dear Father of my selfishness.
Cleanse me of my bad habits and let Your virtures increase in me.
Let the depths of my soul open to Your Grace through this fast today so that you will totally affect me and cleanse me.

Help me to be like Your Son in resisting every trial and temptation.

Dear Mary,
Obtain by prayer the grace of a joyful fast for us today.
Obtain by prayer the grace for me that my decision to fast may be firm and long lasting.
I {we} offer, for all the people, the difficulties and the hunger that I {we} are going to feel today.
Mary, pray for us! Let every evil and temptation keep away from us today through the power of your intercession and protection.

Teach us Mary, to fast and to pray that day after day, we may become more and more like you and your Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit!
Amen!
By AnotherMe
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beloved wrote:Here is a prayer by Father Slavko to help in fasting.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Dear Father,
Today I decide to fast. I decide for fasting because your prophets used to fast,
because Jesus Christ fasted and so did His apostles and disciples.
I especially decide for fasting today because your servant, Mother Mary, fasted too.

She called me to fast when she said: "Dear children,today I call on you to begin fasting with the heart. There are many people who are fasting, but only because everyone is fasting. It has become a custom which no one wants to stop. I ask the parish to fast out of gratitude because God has allowed me to stay this long in this parish. Dear children, fast and pray with the heart. Thank you for having responded to my call." {9/20/84}

So Father, I present this day of fasting to you.
Through fasting I want to listen to and live Your Word more.
I want to learn to be turned more toward you in spite of all the things that surround me.
I want to fast for all who are hungry.
I want to fast for peace in the world.
I want to fast for the conversion of sinners.
To fast to be able to see Jesus in all around me.
I want to fast to be able to understand the value of Heavenly Bread.

Grant me the grace that through fasting, my desire for You will grow and that my heart may long for you.
Grant me the grace that through fasting I will become humble and willing to do Your Will

Cleanse me Dear Father of my selfishness.
Cleanse me of my bad habits and let Your virtures increase in me.
Let the depths of my soul open to Your Grace through this fast today so that you will totally affect me and cleanse me.

Help me to be like Your Son in resisting every trial and temptation.

Dear Mary,
Obtain by prayer the grace of a joyful fast for us today.
Obtain by prayer the grace for me that my decision to fast may be firm and long lasting.
I {we} offer, for all the people, the difficulties and the hunger that I {we} are going to feel today.
Mary, pray for us! Let every evil and temptation keep away from us today through the power of your intercession and protection.

Teach us Mary, to fast and to pray that day after day, we may become more and more like you and your Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit!
Amen!
Wonderful post. Thank you! I found these youtube videos on Fr. Slavko's lessons on fasting. Ever notice how similar Fr. Slavko and Fr. Petar look?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ugXt1O3z6w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfrrPvnG9ho
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