An invitation to fast from the things that keep you from being with God.
Compact size 10.5 x 13.5cm
There are many ways of fasting. In some cultures, people choose to eat sparingly for a set period of time as a spiritual practice. Jesus himself frequently fasted and prayed. During the 40 days of Lent, some Christians fast as a way of drawing closer to God.
Fasting can also be interpreted more broadly as refraining from something that may be distracting you from your relationship with God. This could be a habit, activity or attitude. For example, judging others, worrying about what people think of you, getting caught up in busyness or complaining.
This Lent you are invited to fast from the things that keep you from being with God. Each morning (Monday to Saturday) read the fasting theme for the day. Each day includes a question to ponder, a short prayer and a Bible verse. You can choose to spend the day abstaining from that particular activity, attitude or habit while considering how it affects your daily life when you don’t abstain from it. What message does God have for you today?