Today, you will be able to practice fasting. You can do a partial fast where you give up certain things, or a complete fast from all food. Fasting, however, isn’t limited to what you eat. If you have a medical condition or history with easting disorders, we ask that you do not give up eating today. Fasting asks that you give up anything that is a distraction from God. That time you would typically spend with that activity is replaced by time in prayer.
Some things people commonly fast from other than food are social media, technology, television, alcohol, or social activities. Choose something to fast from today. Remember to spend the time you would normally use on the activity to pray and seek The Lord.
- How tempted were you to turn to the distraction you gave up today?
- How did fasting from something influence the way you related to God today?
Father, we repent of the distraction that take our time away from you. Thank you that we can give things in order to have a clearer vision of you. I pray that you would meet us in our needs today. I pray that today would be used to draw us closer to you. Amen.