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April 17th, 2014
Service is the rent each of us pays for living — the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time or after you have reached your personal goals. — Marian Wright Edelman

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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.



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March 8th, 2010

Fast from fear.
Pray for the ability to make a difference.
Give…: Take action for a cause about which you often remain silent.

March 7th, 2010

Fast: Get up an hour earlier than normal today.
Pray with thanks for your job if you have one and pray for those who do not have one.
Give… the extra time you have to someone for whom you might otherwise be “too busy.”

March 6th, 2010

Fast from unnecessary talking.
Offer a silent prayer of thanks where you’re not asking for anything.
Give… someone your full attention.

March 5th, 2010

Fast from procrastination right now!
Pray for awareness of where you might be needed.
Give… your time to a project you’ve been avoiding.

March 4th, 2010

Fast from laziness.
Pray that you live up to the gifts God has given you.
Give…: Practice something you have a talent for and share it with someone.

March 3rd, 2010

Fast from spreading negative attitudes today.
Pray for someone in your life who you know is going through a difficult time.
Give… a helping hand to someone who seems to be struggling today.

March 2nd, 2010

Fast: Trim some fat off your spending this week — put yourself on a  budget.
Pray for those who are poor.
Give… a donation of gently used clothes to your local homeless shelter or Salvation Army.

March 1st, 2010

Fast from thinking that you have all the answers.
Pray in a place that brings you wonder and awe.
Give… some time to cleaning up a place of natural beauty today.

February 28th, 2010

Fast from taking yourself too seriously today.
Pray: Try to share your laughter with God in prayer today.
Give…: Make someone laugh today.

February 27th, 2010

Fast from seeing yourself as the center of the universe.
Pray: In your prayers today, acknowledge how infinitely bigger God is than you are.
Give…: Spend some time to find charities in your area and make a commitment to donate your time.

February 26th, 2010

Fast from unfair assumptions.
Reflect on how those unfair assumptions have limited you.
Give… someone the gift of actually listening to them.

February 25th, 2010

Fast from buying anything today.
Pray for the wisdom to see and act when others are in need.
Give…: Plan a day in the near future for volunteer service.

February 24th, 2010

Fast from clutter.
Pray to be more organized.
Give… your clutter to a nonprofit that could use it (used books -> library; office supplies -> school).

February 23rd, 2010

Fast from your image of God as a judge.
Pray to God for guidance in leading you to be all that you can be.
Give… some time to a creative process knowing that God is at work in all that you do.

February 22nd, 2010

Fast from scheduling anything after work today.
Pray: Waste some time with God today. (Preferably not during work hours, i.e. don’t get fired!)
Give… yourself a break today.

February 21st, 2010

Fast from lunch today.
Pray about recognizing God in those less fortunate.
Give… the money you saved from lunch and give to your FPG bowl. (Your FastPrayGive Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.)

February 20th, 2010

Fast from blaming God for your spiritual distance.
Pray using a new way to communicate with God today.
Give… by reaching out to someone who you’ve fallen out of contact with.

February 19th, 2010

Fast from dairy today.
Pray for the gift to see God in your everyday life.
Give… the cost of a gallon of milk to your FPG bowl. (Your FastPrayGive Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.)

February 18th, 2010

Fast from self-pity and complaining.
Pray for God’s help in handling something difficult in your life.
Give… a kind word to someone who lacks confidence.

February 17th, 2010

Fast from rushing through your day without noticing the beauty around you.
Pray that God might show you something beautiful that you hadn’t noticed before.
Give… some time to enjoy a piece of art or a nature scene.

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