1. “But this is not all; they had given themselves to much prayer,and fasting; therefore they had the spirit of prophesy, and the spirit of revelation, and when they taught, they taught with the power and authority of God.”

Thomas S. Monson, Come All Ye Sons of God, April 2013 General Conference

2. “Usually such references as are made are associated with some particular occasion or in connection with attempts to receive communications from God, as was the case of the fasting of Moses and Elijah.”

Howard W. Hunter, Fast Day, October 1985 General Conference

3. “Without prayer, fasting is not complete fasting; it’s simply going hungry.”

Joseph B. Wirthlin, The Law of the Fast, April 2001 General Conference

4. “The fast also helps us to feel humble and meek so that the Holy Ghost may more easily be our companion. By our fast, we both keep our covenant to care for others and we prepare to keep our covenant to bear testimony.”

Henry B. Eyring, Witnesses for God, October 1996 General Conference

5. “Fast and allow your children to fast once a month before the meeting in which they will partake of the Lord’s Supper, hear others bear testimony, and perhaps themselves feel prompted to testify.”

Henry B. Eyring, A Legacy of Testimony, April 1996 General Conference

6. “A fast offering is at least the cost of the two consecutive meals from which we fast each month. By not eating these two meals, we draw close to the Lord in humility and prayer and also participate in anonymous giving to bless our brothers and sisters all over the world.”

Robert D. Hales, Becoming Provident Providers Temporally and Spiritually, April 2009 General Conference

7.  “We don’t know much about the Mormon church, but we have learned a great deal about our friend; and we are fasting for him today.”

Thomas S. Monson, Building Your Eternal Home, April 1984 General Conference

8.  “I always marvel as I study the principles the Lord has designed for us to follow how simple they are in concept, how easy they are to administer, and how compliance always brings forth additional blessings.”

L. Tom Perry, The Law of the Fast, May 1986 General Conference

9. “From Malachi we read: “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. … Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” 

Thomas S. Monson, Be Thou an Example, October 1996 General Conference

10. “The law of the fast has three great purposes. First, it provides assistance to the needy through the contribution of fast offerings, consisting of the value of meals from which we abstain. Second, a fast is beneficial to us physically. Third, it is to increase humility and spirituality on the part of each individual.”

L. Tom Perry, The Law of the Fast, May 1986 General Conference