Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Card of the week: Fasting and Service

 Verse:  OT, Isaiah 58:6

Text: “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens...”

Verse Rule: ABILITY: Add (S)(S) if you sacrificed another Fasting verse to play this verse.
Sacrifice Cost: 2
Markers: Life, Fasting
Icons: (L)

When I first made this card, I thought about a couple of other scriptures. One is in Matthew 6:16. It says, “Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.”

Another is: D&C 59:14-15. That one says this: “Verily, this is fasting and prayer, or in other words, rejoicing and prayer.

“ And inasmuch as ye do these things with thanksgiving, with cheerful hearts and countenances, not with much laughter, for this is sin, but with a glad heart and a cheerful countenance—”

The whole point of fasting is that it should be a joyful gift. Part of making it a joyful gift is doing service while fasting. Give up your own food and comfort, and take care of someone else’s needs. That includes, obviously, a generous fast offering, but it can also be more direct service and gifts of time and effort.

This verse is also in the fasting deck that I made and offer. The idea of the deck is to have 3 copies of each other fasting verse, and other verses that help return verses from the discard. In that way, you can accelerate your own icons to complete books and receive blessings!

This verse may be found in the Learning Game setthe Fasting Deck,  and the Scripture Mastery Set!

Seeker’s Quest! It’s the most fun you can have with your scriptures! To get the game, and get in on the fun, go to

Mark has a lifelong testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church). Mark also has other sites and blogs, including and his Dutch Oven blog.

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