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September 21st, 2014
It has been often said, very truely, that religion is the thing that makes the ordinary man feel extraordinary; it is an equally important truth that religion is the thing that makes the extraordinary man feel ordinary. — Charles Dickens


Before you pray, try to think of an transcendent experience you may have had at a religious service.

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March 25th, 2014

FAST from making a big deal out of something that is not.
PRAY today for others’ needs and concerns instead of your own.
GIVE extra appreciation to someone who serves you today.…

March 24th, 2014

FAST from being too hard on yourself today.
PRAY for God to show you how to forgive yourself.
GIVE $10 or more to Busted Halo where we provide a daily boost for your spiritual journey.…

March 23rd, 2014

FAST from gossip and gossipy media.
PRAY for the people you have gossiped about.
GIVE — volunteer at your church. Sign up to be a greeter, lector, teacher, coffee hour, nursery duty, food pantry, etc.…

March 22nd, 2014

FAST from using plastic bags when you shop this weekend and other materials that are bad for the environment.
PRAY for all of God’s interconnected creation today.
GIVE — go through your trash and make sure you are recycling everything you can today.…

March 21st, 2014

FAST from eating desserts, donuts, and playing Candy Crush. And remember, no meat!
PRAY before every meal today — thanking God for the people who grew, prepared, and served your food.
GIVE the Busted Halo FAST PRAY GIVE Calendar to your friends, family, and loved ones by e-mailing the link and/or sharing it on social media: www.bustedhalo.com/lent.…

March 20th, 2014

FAST from caring what others think of you today.
PRAY for your enemies today.
GIVE assistance to an older person with their computer or another type of technology today.…

March 19th, 2014

FAST from buying things today.
PRAY for people who work two or more jobs to make ends meet.
GIVE the money you would have spent today to a charity like Catholic Charities or Catholic Relief Services.…

March 18th, 2014

FAST from little white lies.
PRAY for the courage to stand up for the truth you believe in.
GIVE — call your mother or another woman who is a role model to you.…

March 17th, 2014

FAST from looking in the mirror today.
PRAY to accept the things in your life you cannot change.
GIVE five people a compliment today.…

March 16th, 2014

FAST from making assumptions about or labeling others today.
PRAY for empathy and greater understanding when you encounter a person who is different from you.
GIVE $10 or more to Busted Halo where we’re all on a journey toward God.…

March 15th, 2014

FAST from the need to correct people or to have the last word — even if you know you’re right.
PRAY for humility.
GIVE — do three good deeds secretly today.…

March 14th, 2014

FAST from eating meat today.
PRAY for those who worry about where their next meal will come from.
GIVE food and some of your time to someone who needs it.…

March 13th, 2014

FAST from things that distract you from the basics of your faith.
PRAY by reading the Beatitudes and Matthew 25 today and then making an action plan to help others.
GIVE assistance to one of the kinds of people mentioned in the scriptures.
Photo: CNS/Paul Haring…

March 12th, 2014

FAST from beating yourself up over little mistakes.
PRAY for the strength to overcome your insecurities and embrace your individuality.
GIVE the gift of laughter to those around you. Don’t be afraid of looking silly!…

March 11th, 2014

FAST from being disrespectful to anyone you encounter today.
PRAY this prayer for immigrants today.
GIVE a donation of $10 or more to Upwardly Global, an organization that eliminates employment barriers for skilled immigrants.…

March 10th, 2014

FAST from too much indoor time today, go outside and play tennis or another sport!
PRAY for an end to intolerance and bigotry.
GIVE time to someone that other people don’t like to spend time with.…

March 9th, 2014

FAST from speaking too much today, and if possible, try to remain silent for hours at a time.
PRAY for world leaders today, that their decisions on behalf of their citizens be preceded with much forethought and insight.
GIVE undivided attention to everyone who speaks to you today.…

March 8th, 2014

FAST from a bad behavior that leads you to sin.
PRAY by going to confession today or tomorrow.
GIVE forgiveness to someone in your life who has offended you.…

March 7th, 2014

FAST from eating meat today.
PRAY for those who go to sleep hungry each night.
GIVE $5 or more to Feeding America or another organization that feeds the hungry.…

March 6th, 2014

FAST — if you haven’t already, choose something to give up for the rest of Lent.
PRAY for someone you know who is struggling in their life.
GIVE a quick e-mail or text greeting of encouragement to that person.…

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