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October 25th, 2014
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. — The Emperor in the animated film version of Mulan


Today, if you are facing adversity, find at least one thing in life to be grateful for.

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April 28th, 2014

Today, make a list of what you need to get done and decide if it’s all worth the worry.…

April 27th, 2014

Are there any goals in your life that seem impossible? Today, take the first step toward completing one of these “impossible” tasks — you can do it!…

April 26th, 2014

Embrace the things that make you who you are today. Understand and enjoy that God made you just as you are.…

April 25th, 2014

Be one of the few who acts today — do something to make life better for other people.…

April 24th, 2014

Do not fear the criticism of others when you act today. Instead, follow your heart and go through your day as God guides you.…

April 23rd, 2014

Help someone who needs it today — whether you know them or not.…

April 22nd, 2014

Do something silly and nonsensical today — don’t be afraid to smile and enjoy life’s humorous moments!…

April 21st, 2014

Today, offer a word of encouragement to someone who is facing a challenge in their life.…

April 20th, 2014

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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!…

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