On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and putting dust on their heads. (Nehemiah, 9:1, New International Version)
Theme: The Local Church
Today is dedicated to fasting. I encourage you to sacrifice at least one meal and spend extra dedicated time focusing on God. If you are considering a food fast, please take your health into account.
Fasting, of course, is not a bargaining chip to get what we want from God. Instead, God has elected to use this Discipline as a means of changing our circumstances, and more importantly as a means of changing us.
- Please be sure to dedicate time for worship and prayer.
- In the first comment to this post some suggested matters for prayer will be listed. Please consider sharing other prayer requests or any relevant words of encouragement.