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Synonyms for fasting

abstaining from food

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Fasting made a kind of demand on me that few other things ever did.
Most of all, if the practice of fasting was so good, why had it disappeared?
He is joyful when he breaks his fast, and is joyful because of his fasting when he meets his Lord.
Fasting has become easier for Pernas for other reasons.
With roots deep in scripture and Christian tradition, the practice of fasting Is essentially a penitential practice, but don't let that scare you.
Like prayer and charity, the other "disciplines" of Lent, fasting prepares Christians for Easter by joining them more closely to the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus.
But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting, except to your Father who is hidden.