Fasting

Sunday 26th May is a day of Prayer and Fasting for Plentylife

Here’s how we are inviting you to participate:

  • Go without food and drink (except water) starting from when you wake up on Sunday morning and extending through till when we have lunch together (around 12pm).
  • Replace the times where you would normally eat and drink with a time of prayer. Families with younger children might like to use the Lectio For Families app to help with these times.
  • At times when you feel hungry, take a moment to pray as you go about your day.
  • Break your fast with people from Plentylife at Mernda Central College. We will begin by meeting at 10am and heading out to prayer walk our neighbourhoods (weather allowing) and then break our fast with a delicious lunch together.

Questions to ask God during the day:

  • Lord, what are you doing in my life/community and how can I get involved?
  • Could you please help <insert names here> know that you love them?
  • Bring your own questions to the Lord. What do you need to grieve, repent of, seek guidance for?

Important things to note:

  • Please do not put your health at risk by fasting. If you have a health condition where you need to eat, please fast from something other than food. Likewise if you have grappled with an eating disorder, past or present, please fast from something other than food.
  • Continue to drink water while you fast.
  • Parents, please adapt these guidelines in age appropriate ways for your family.

Click here to read a helpful article on fasting.

Pre-prepared prayers that may be helpful:

The Lords Prayer – A guide from The Prayer Practice