Sunday, February 10, 2013
This year, I am planning on 40 days of prayer and fasting during the Lent season, February 13 through March 30. ( I copied the following guidelines from our church bulletin)
WHAT IS PRAYER? Prayer is simply talking to God, listening to His Word and his Spirit as you pray. Prayer does not change things so much as it changes us, making us more open to God's will and ways. Throughout the season of Lent, give renewed daily attention to seeking God's almighty acts and blessings for yourself and others through constant conversations with Him.
WHAT IS FASTING? Fasting is the spiritual discipline of giving fellowship with God priority over something else in your life. Usually it involves not eating for a certain period of time, such as one meal a day or one day out of a week. If you cannot fast a meal (for health reasons), you might choose to give up an hour of sleep, television, or recreation each day instead of food. The idea is to commit yourself to an act of self-denial that focuses time on God and His spiritual purposes for your life.