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April 20th, 2014

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April 20th, 2014

Happy Easter! Click on the image for an Easter surprise!
Thank you for using the Fast Pray Give Lent Calendar.…

April 19th, 2014

FAST from pointing out other people’s mistakes and shortcomings today.
PRAY for the courage to follow Jesus’ example.
GIVE — share with someone a spiritual experience you’ve had this Lent.
BONUS: Share your Lenten spiritual experience with us in the comments section below. We’d love to read it!
Photo: CNS/courtesy New York Museum of Biblical Art…

April 18th, 2014

FAST by eating only one full meal today (other times you eat/snack should be smaller), and remember, no meat!
PRAY — find some time for prayer between 12 and 3 p.m., when we typically mark the time Jesus was dying on the cross.
GIVE — watch and share these Virtual Stations of the Cross.…

April 17th, 2014

FAST from things that only benefit you today.
PRAY by attending a Holy Thursday service tonight.
GIVE — resolve today to incorporate volunteer service into your schedule during the next three months.…

April 16th, 2014

FAST from thinking its someone else’s job to make the world a better place.
PRAY for the approaching canonization of Blessed John Paul II, that it might inspire people to live their own lives in a saintly fashion.
GIVE the gift of inspiration to a friend by telling her/him about a time when you’ve experienced God’s love.
Photo: CNS…

April 15th, 2014

FAST from putting off a serious problem you are aware of and make a plan to do something about it.
PRAY for the approaching canonization of Blessed John XXIII, that it might inspire people to live their own lives in a saintly fashion.
GIVE — aid to someone facing a serious problem (unemployment, relationship issues, etc.). Take them out to lunch or offer another gesture that might help their situation.…

April 14th, 2014

FAST from unknowingly participating in modern day slavery or labor trafficking by paying attention to the things you purchase this week and where they were made. Discover your Slavery Footprint, buy locally grown foods, and learn more about the goods you purchase and ways to end trafficking.
PRAY for people who are persecuted and enslaved.
GIVE $10 to GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) to help girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.…

April 13th, 2014

FAST take a true sabbath today and fast from everything work related, including work-related e-mail.
PRAY — visit a church or another sacred space today for a time of prayer and quiet reflection.
GIVE a handwritten note to your priest, pastor, or campus minister thanking them for their ministry.…

April 12th, 2014

FAST from going out tonight and have a night at home with friends or family.
PRAY for the ability to see challenges as opportunities.
GIVE — spend time sorting through a closet and make a pile of things to keep, a pile to recycle, a pile to donate, and a pile to trash.
Photo: CNS/J. Scott Applewhite/pool via Reuters…

April 11th, 2014

FAST from your daily speciality coffee or other go-to pick-me-up beverage. And remember, no meat!
PRAY for God to show you how to live more simply.
GIVE the money you would have spent on your speciality coffee or pick-me-up drink to someone in need.…

April 10th, 2014

FAST from being snarky in your social media comments today.
PRAY for healing with someone who you’ve hurt with your words.
GIVE at least five positive and uplifting comments to others on social media today.
Photo: CNS/Jonathan Tramontana…

April 9th, 2014

FAST from making excuses.
PRAY for the courage to own up to your mistakes.
GIVE give a Benjamin ($100 bill) to Busted Halo to keep these calendars coming. Thank you!…

April 8th, 2014

FAST from laziness today.
PRAY in thanksgiving for those who have brought happiness to you.
GIVE to your coworkers or roommates by cleaning up a common space.…

April 7th, 2014

FAST from being anxious about the future.
PRAY that God shows you how to use your gifts.
GIVE — help someone carry their load, literally or figuratively.…

April 6th, 2014

FAST from the need for instant gratification at work, on the Internet, or while shopping this week.
PRAY for the discernment to know the difference between your wants and your real needs.
GIVE $25 to Kiva, a global micro-lending organization helping people in poverty.…

April 5th, 2014

FAST from being mean — even in your head.
PRAY for the person at work/school who annoys you.
GIVE by making amends for a past wrongdoing.
Photo: CNS/Lionsgate…

April 4th, 2014

FAST from eating meat today.
PRAY for people contemplating suicide.
GIVE — spend time today with someone who is sad or depressed.…

April 3rd, 2014

FAST from watching violent media (TV, movies, video games) today.
PRAY for the victims of gun violence and their families.
GIVE an expression of gratitude to a first responder (police officer, fire fighter, EMT) today.…

April 2nd, 2014

FAST from thinking badly about another today.
PRAY for equal rights for all throughout the world today.
GIVE a kind word to someone who you’ve had negative feelings toward.
Photo: CNS/Tami Chappell, Reuters…

April 1st, 2014

FAST from being argumentative. Listen to what other people have to say.
PRAY for patience when someone is getting on your last nerve today.
GIVE $10 or more to the Will Rogers Institute.…

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