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Praying and Fasting

And so begins the week of Prayer and Fasting!
I can't honestly say I look forward to these weeks (it's the not-eating part - I love eating!) and I got quite grumpy realsing it's a full 5 days this time without food - BUT I know from past weeks that this will be a time of answered prayer and great community. I also know that although my heart says yes, the rest of my body is dreading it - and I can't do it on my own! I need God's help and the help of others to set aside time and to prioritise prayer.
It really helps me if I'm with others - so I'm going to make every effort to meet up to pray each night this week. I probably won't feel like making the effort to arrange to be there , but I'll be so glad when I get there!
So why not look again at the week's schedule and see if you can make it too? I know some friends are also getting together for half hours or so to pray together. Do whatever you can do, but do something to join in this week.
Tonight we're at Oakwood, and we're kicking off with praying for individual needs, so that covers us all - let's join together, and come and see what God will do as we pray.

ps: just so you know the water-thing would be too miserable so I'm going for juices and smoothies and will probably have a daily treat of a milky latte - I may even have a cup-a-soup with me at work for emergencies! . Do what you can - maybe a meal or a day - a sacrifice so that you can free time to pray. And if you still need to feed the family make it quick and easy or (and this is what I'm doing today) cook them something they like but you're not too keen on!


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