PRAY FAST SERVE
Posted February 14, 2015
Lent is a 40-day period of preparation for Easter Sunday which begins on Ash Wednesday. In the Christian tradition, Lent is a penitential period of time characterized by increased prayer and fasting. Why 40 days? That number is emphasized throughout both the Old and New Testament:
It rained for 40 days and nights
Jonah spent 40 days praying for Nineveh
Jesus was in the desert praying and fasting for 40 days prior to beginning His ministry.
Lent is a time of confession, repentance, and renewal. Here are some resources for you to PRAY. FAST. SERVE. during Lent.
Begin Lent at the Ash Wednesday service on February 18 at 7am or Noon.
Focus prayer points are available to start your prayer each day during Lent. The format encourages and leads you to use scripture as the basis for prayer. Click here to view now or follow Faithbridge Prayer Ministry on twitter at #fbprayer for access daily.
On Maundy Thursday we'll hold a special service at Faithbridge to usher in the Easter weekend with prayer and worship.
Lead family devotions with your kids. More.
Fasting is a powerful spiritual discipline. The most important reason for fasting is that the Bible instructs us to do so and gives us many examples of serious seasons of prayer that went hand in hand with fasting.
Consider the following before you begin your fast:
Ask yourself why you are fasting. Set your objective.
Decide how long you will fast and what type of fast you will follow.
Most importantly, decide how long you will dedicate to prayer each day.
The hope is that your heart and mind will be transformed as you grow closer to God. As you pray and fast, God will show you His love for the least, the last and the lost. Out of His great love for you, your heart will fill to overflowing and you will want to serve the “least of these.”
Faithbridge has prepared a list of 40 Acts in 40 Days to bless others generously throughout Lent. View here.
The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40