Fasting and Prayer

The past Lenten season, which is when people normally think of fasting, I fasted from Facebook and from bad language – and I’m not talking grammar! 😉 My life as a social worker has had quite an impact on me, especially my mouth. I did not like the person I had become in more ways than one.

I wanted to become more God-focused and less me-focused.

Several years ago, I completed a 40 day fast. A call came out on email for Christians to fast in unity, and after great consideration, I felt compelled to join them. I had fasted before, but only for a day here and there, so I spend time preparing and learning about fasting. The purpose of that fast was to pray for our country and our leaders by name every day. Boy, did I learn a lot!

I also added some of my own purposes to the fast. I needed direction in my life. It was an incredible experience.

I read a lot prior to my fast and even during my fast, but the one that stuck out most to me was from Bill Bright, the Founder of Campus Crusade for Christ. (http://www.ccci.org/training-and-growth/devotional-life/personal-guide-to-fasting/index.htm)

Yesterday, I began another fasting journey. I will be blogging about that journey here over the next few weeks. If you would like to join me, give me a HOLLA! I’d love to be a part of a band of believers fasting and praying together.

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2 thoughts on “Fasting and Prayer

  1. Terry I have been fasting and praying for a while now for unity in the body of Christ and also Revival in this nation in Iowa in Madison County and in my family I will be happy to join you in fasting and prayer . One fast you may consider is the Daniel Fast
    http://daniel-fast.com/

    • thanks, David! you bring up a great resource…i have done a Daniel fast, actually. I believe this fast needs to be from food. as i have prayed about it, the theme for this fast is “purify”. I will certainly join you in prayer.

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