Do you want to fast this Lent?

It is never too late to give something up for Lent. Nor is there a rule that prevents you from changing your fasting objects during Lent.  Here is a list of suggested items for fasting this Lent:

1.  Fast from hurting words and say kind words. 

2.  Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.  

3. Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

4. Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope. 

5. Fast from worries and trust in God. 

6. Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity. 

7. Fast from pressures and be prayerful.   

8. Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy. 

9. Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others

10. Fast from grudges and be reconciled. 

11. Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

…I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions….So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.                                                              ~ Ezra 8:21-23