During Lent: Feast, don’t Fast

iStock_soupe popXSmall (2)This week I came across an interesting prayer that I would like to share with you. The author invites us to feast and not to fast during Lent in order to come closer to God. I invite you to feast, not fast this Lenten season.

A Lenten Prayer

Fast from judging others; feast on Christ in them.
Fast from wanting more; feast on being thankful.
Fast from anger; feast on patience.
Fast from worry; feast on trust.
Fast from complaining; feast on enjoyment.
Fast from negatives; feast on positives.
Fast from stress; feast on prayer.
Fast from anger; feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.
Fast from fear; feast on truth.
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.
Fast from gossip; feast on silence.
Fast from fighting; feast on peace.
 
Gentle God, during this season of fasting and feasting, gift us with your presence
so we can be a gift to others in carrying out your work. 
Amen.
 
–Adapted from A Lenten Prayer by William Arthur Ward
 

 

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