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Pray. Fast. Serve.

02.03.16 | Articles

    Lent is a season of reflection, repentance, and fasting that prepares us for Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. Faithbridgers can participate in three ways: Through daily prayer, personal fasting, and community service. 

    PRAY.

    As we enter this Lenten season, let us come to the Lord in prayer, asking Him to walk with us, to prepare our hearts and minds for the full impact of the Gospel message. Visit the Lent tab on the Faithbridge mobile app for daily prayer points. 

    Week 1: Revival

    Wednesday, February 10

    Thursday, February 11

    Friday, February 12

    Saturday, February 13

    “If there is anything in life that we should be passionate about, it's the Gospel. And I don't mean passionate only about sharing it with others. I mean passionate about thinking about it, dwelling on it, rejoicing in it, allowing it to color the way we look at the world. Only one thing can be of first importance to each of us. And only the gospel ought to be.” – C.J. Mahaney, The Cross-Centered Life

    Fast

    When fasting, we voluntarily abstain from food – or something that gives us pleasure – in order to focus on God. During our fast, we take time to study God’s Word, meditate, and pray. By relying on God to sustain us during our fast, “the door is opened for us to a deeper, more intimate, and more personal powerful relationship with God.” (Bill Bright)

    Whether you decide to pursue a traditional fast and abstain from food, or a contemporary fast – for example, from social media – it is necessary to prepare yourself by prayerfully considering a few important things:

    1. Ask yourself why you are fasting. Set your objective.
    2. Decide how long you will fast and what type of fast you will follow.
    3. Most importantly, decide how long you will dedicate to prayer each day.
    Serve

    Each week leading up to Easter, Faithbridgers get the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of others in our community. 

    Saturday, February 13

    Soul Safari • 9am-Noon  Feeding and praying with the homeless at the corner of Kuykendahl and FM 1960. Look for the zebra-striped bus. Family- friendly for all ages.

    Mission of Yahweh • 10:30am-1pm  Serving lunch and help children make valentines for their mothers at this women and children’s homeless shelter located in Northwest Houston. Volunteers must be 6th grade and older.

    Seaport Welcoming Ministry • 5:30-10:30pm  Welcome seafarers at the Port of Houston with a BBQ, games, and sharing the love of Christ. We’ll caravan together from the Klein Campus. 

    Register here for February 13 events.

    IMPACT Saturday, February 20

    IMPACT at Faithbridge • 10am-Noon  We will have 10+ local ministry partner projects to be completed assembly line style on the Faithbridge Klein Campus. This is a family-friendly event, so bring your children to serve alongside you! Take time to meet and visit with representatives from our local partner ministries, and find your next serve opportunity!  

    Bridging For Tomorrow • 10am-Noon Come to the Bridging For Tomorrow offices and pack grocery bags for families at Title I schools. BFT is located at 11911 Bammell N Houston, Ste. B, Houston, TX 77066

    Spring-Woodlands Ministries • 8:30am-4:30pm Spread mulch at two local parks. Morning and afternoon shifts are available.  Snacks and lunch will be provided. This opportunity is open to children 12 and older. Please bring your own, gloves, rakes, and shovels. Servers meet at Liberty Park 2806 Tailing Vine, Spring, TX 77373

    Register here for February 20 events.