“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness… your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.” 

Isaiah 58:6,8

Support us, O Lord, with your gracious favor through the fast we have begun; that as we observe it by bodily self-denial, so we may fulfill it with inner sincerity of heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

[image: La Comida, Eduardo Kingman Riofrío (d.1997, Ecuador)]