R- Jesus taught us when we fast
To pray to our Father who art,
Who art in heaven and in Him
In Him we live when we fast.
1- And Moses got Your commandments
When on the mountain he fasted.
By fasting My Lord please teach me
Your holy commandments and guide me. (2)
2- By fasting Elijah ascended
Up to heaven in the chariot.
Fasting and prayers help make us
Feel like in heaven here on earth. (2)
3- As for the people of Nineveh,
They listened to the words of Jonah;
By fasting their prayer was heard
Because they fasted with pure heart. (2)
4- And Daniel in the den of lions,
Was fasting to the Lord of powers.
By fasting please Lord protect me
From all evil and save me. (2)
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