The church of Antioch fasted to begin the first missionary journey (Acts 13:2).
God is giving the privilege to fast possibly daily or frequently before receiving Holy Communion, at least weekly throughout the year, and annually during Lent.
The Church calls us to imitate Jesus by fasting forty days during Lent (excluding Sundays and feast days).
For example, if we go to Mass early in the morning and don't customarily eat before Mass, we should fast the night before by not eating after supper or doing some other fast.
Possibly the Lord will tell you to fast for a special intention. Hagedorn, February 22, 2001 Imprimatur: Most Reverend Carl K.
Fasting was an attempt to end a terrible circumstance.