13 March 2014

Lenten Prayer: Week 1 Fast

Dear God,

I am trying to make sense of all of the ways to fast.  How I am to please You with the fast. How to teach others to fast during Lent.

Would it be too simple of me to practice fasting, giving up, people who distract me from You?

For instance, giving up nagging my spouse to come to church with me at least one Sunday a month so I can keep face among the church ladies?  Or, giving up that casual lover who only seems to want the hook-up on Bible Study night or during early morning Prayer Line?  What about my not giving the side eye to that bank teller who always got an attitude?  Or, giving up the parking spot grudge with my neighbor held for the past three years?

Tell me, would this be the kind of fast You would chose for me this Lent?

"Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?" Isaiah 58:6

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