Lent is a traditional season of personal inventory and alignment with God for the celebration of Resurrection Sunday. Consider refraining or fasting from a regular indulgence in the weeks leading up to Easter, in order to spend more or more focused time in reflection and prayer. Also, let sacrificing in some way re-direct you toward sensitivity and action for the practical needs of others. Connect with Jesus in His 40-day Wilderness fast in these ways. Let these thoughts inspire you:
Lent: Beyond Yourself
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The mighty men and women of God in scripture always combined fasting with prayer. Moses, David, Elijah, Esther, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, Nehemiah and other prophets from the Old Testament knew the power of fasting and prayer. In the New Testament, Jesus Christ himself fasted forty days in the wilderness when preparing to begin his ministry. He taught and encouraged his disciples to fast with prayer in order to be better prepared and empowered to serve.