Fasting Options

The next few weeks our church is fasting as a congregation. The leadership has asked us to give up something and be in prayer with a focus on “humbling ourselves before God, seeking understanding and praying for the areas in our city we want to see changed.” I am pretty excited to see how God works in and through our church during this time.

Depending on the length of a fast, one can abstain from food altogether. Some other options include:

  • Skipping a meal(s) over course of the fast.
  • Cutting out “choice food,” like meat, sweets, etc.
  • Avoiding various activities.

For this fast, I will be giving up social media and phone games. Neither of these have a blocked out time on my schedule, but it is amazing how they move from something I do for 5 minutes here and there, to a large chunk of my day. I am looking forward to replacing these with prayer and extra time with the Lord.

Want to join me? If you were going to fast for multiple weeks, what would give up? Tell me in the comments section.

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