Every Lent I strive to offer meditations to help with Mary's call to fast on Wednesdays and Fridays. The meditations are filled with Our Lady's Words, insights from visionaries and priests and nuns of Medjugorje .
These articles are in reverse order. Hence, the first one listed is for Good Friday.
May they be a gift to you as you strive to fast as Our Mother asks.
Here are some of Our Lady's Words about fasting:

 “I would like the world to pray with me these days. As much as possible, to fast strictly on Wednesdays and Fridays…”
“Dear children, today I invite you to start fasting with the heart... I ask [you] to fast out of gratitude that God allowed me to stay [here] so long. Dear children, fast and pray with the heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (9/20/84)

 "Fasting is to live life with bread and water for two days. 
To find simplicity in our life...
To detach ourselves...
For our organism (body) it is very good...
When we have too much, we are not free...
We become blind, we do not see...
Bread is the symbol of life
Water is the symbol of purification
Fasting has a deep connection with the Eucharist 
I AM the bread of life
This is My Body
Our Lady has only one task, only one desire, to lead us to Jesus.
We listen better, we hear better when we are fasting
It means we meet God in His Word better 
It is not only this, it is Eucharist, it is meeting Jesus in Bread, in the Eucharist, in the Daily Bread..."

 “…today I invite you to pray for peace. At this time, peace is threatened in a special way and I am seeking from you to renew fasting and prayer in your families. Dear children, I desire you to grasp the seriousness of the situation and that much of what will happen depends on your prayers, and you are praying a little bit! Dear children, I am with you and I am inviting you to begin to pray and fast seriously as in the first days of my coming…” (7/25/91)

 "The best fast is on bread and water. Through fasting and prayer one can stop wars, one can suspend the natural laws of nature. Works of charity cannot replace fasting... Everyone except the sick, has to fast." (July 21, 1982)

"Dear children! Today also I invite you to prayer. Only by prayer and fasting can war be stopped. Therefore, my dear little children, pray and by your life give witness that you are mine and that you belong to me, because Satan wishes in these turbulent days to seduce as many souls as possible. Therefore, I invite you to decide for God and He will protect you and show you what you should do and which path to take. I invite all those who have said "yes" to me to renew their consecration to my Son Jesus and to His Heart and to me so we can take you more intensely as instruments of peace in this unpeaceful world. Medjugorje is a sign to all of you and a call to pray and live the days of grace that God is giving you. Therefore, dear children, accept the call to prayer with seriousness. I am with you and your suffering is also mine. Thank you for having responded to my call." April 25, 1992

"Dear children! Today I call you to renew prayer and fasting with even greater enthusiasm until prayer becomes a joy for you. Little children, the one who prays is not afraid of the future and the one who fasts is not afraid of evil. Once again, I repeat to you: only through prayer and fasting also wars can be stopped – wars of your unbelief and fear for the future. I am with you and am teaching you little children: your peace and hope are in God. That is why draw closer to God and put Him in the first place in your life. Thank you for having responded to my call." January 25, 2001

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