Fasting FHE Lesson
by Lara Goold
Scriptures, a large block or small box (for the die in the
Fasting with Power
Learning to Fast
” which came from an old FHE manual (included on page 4)
A lesson designed to teach family members about fasting and the power it gives to us as we pray.
“I give unto you a commandment that ye shall continue in prayer and fasting from this time forth.”
Doctrine and Covenants 88:76Opening song(s) and prayer:
“Teach Me to Walk in the Light,
” Children’s Songbook, page 177
Ask your family the following questions about fasting and use the resources/activitieslisted to teach as you go.What is Fasting?:
To fast is to go without food and drink. Proper fasting, with prayer as its companion, increases spirituality, fosters a spirit of devotion and love of God, increases faith, encourages humility,teaches man his dependence upon God, and provides an opportunity for the spirit to take control over the body
Bruce R. McConkie
Why Do We Fast?:
ROLE PLAY: “Why do we have Fast Sunday?” Pick 2 volunteers to play the parts of Dadand Glen and learn about why we fast.Use the FASTING WHEEL as visual reinforcement of why we fast.Ask which of these reasons seems the most important to you, and why?Discuss the various answers, agreeing that all are important, but concluding that helping us praywith special meaning and to draw closer to our Heavenly Father are the most important reasonswhy we fast.
How Should We Fast?
Read Matthew 6:16-18 and Doctrine and Covenants 59:13-16. Answers should include thefollowing: in secret, joyfully, with thanksgiving, with cheerful hearts and faces.
What Blessings Do We Receive When We Fast?
Using the same scriptures mentioned above, discuss the blessings that come to us when we properly fast. Answers will include: we will be rewarded openly, we will receive fullness of joyand fullness of earth.
using the small booklet included, read about the
Sons of Mosiah
and discusshow the Lord blessed them after fasting.