“O God, my God! Stay not from me the gentle gales of Thy pardon and grace, and deprive me not of the wellsprings of Thine aid and favor. ‘Neath the shade of Thy protecting wings let me nestle, and cast upon me the glance of Thine all-protecting eye.”
“Fasting is the cause of awakening man. The heart becomes tender and the spirituality of man increases.”
negeen sobhani/left (oklahoma, u.s.a.): Fasting always puts under a microscope what has been moving around in my mind for the past several months. I’ve pulled the brakes on so many things in my life only to devote more of myself to what really matters. And yet, at some point, we just have to let go of what we try so hard to protect and realize that we are all in the best of Hands, and everything will be just fine. Just fine.
jaclyn leaver/right (austin, u.s.a): This Fast has chipped away at my hardened shell. It has wiggled its way under my skin, into my body, passing through my veins, and has left my heart exposed, raw and pounding. It has allowed me to stare myself in the mirror and accept who I am. Not who I appear to be.