Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Tomorrow We Fast
I am offering Mass for them and we will pray for them at the end of the day with Exposition and Benediction.
The Lord tells us our prayer is heard when we ask in his name, when two or three of us pray for anything, and when we fast and pray.
So why not join your prayer to ours?
The difference between fasting and abstinence is that fasting is about not eating or restricting our intake of food; abstinence is about abstaining from certain types of food. The great benefit of doing both in Lent is that changing our diet tends to make us feel different, it produces a spiritual gear change. For example following the ancient discipline of abstaining from flesh and dairy products, the old "black fast" is a real jolt to the system, I actually feel better on it, more energy, more control over my thoughts, a heightened desire for prayer, it is good try it.
Posted by Fr Ray Blake