Lenten Reflection Series
Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 6:30 PM
Fasting doesn’t have to be about food, but why does letting go of something and bearing the discomfort of disruption to our ease help draw us closer to God? Join us for a series of reflections about the ancient practice of fasting and its powerful effects. Each evening will focus on a section of a Lenten prayer attributed to William Arthur Ward. This series starts on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. with a light dinner and followed by a discussion from 7-8 p.m.
- February 21 | Rev. Patricia Rose
- February 28 | Rev. Gabriel Lawrence
- March 6 | Rev. Brandon Ashcraft
- March 13 | Rev. Jeanne Leinbach
- March 20 | Rev. Patricia Rose
Lenten Fasting by Wiliam Arthur Ward
Fast from worry, and feast on divine order by trusting in God.
Fast from complaining, and feast on appreciation.
Fast from negatives, and feast on affirmatives.
Fast from unrelenting pressure, and feast on unceasing prayer.
Fast from hostility, and feast on non-resistance.
Fast from bitterness, and feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern, and feast on concern for others.
Fast from shadows of sorrow, and feast on the sunlight of serenity.
Fast from idle gossip and feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from judging others, and feast on Christ within them.
Fast from emphasis on differences and feast on the unity of life.
Fast from apparent darkness, and feast on the reality of light.
Fast from thoughts of illness, and feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute, and feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent, and feast on gratitude
Fast from anger, and feast on optimism.
Fast from personal anxiety, and feast on eternal truth.
Fast from discouragement, and feast on hope.
Fast from facts that depress, and feast on verities that uplift.
Fast from lethargy, and feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from suspicion, and feast on truth.
Fast from thoughts that weaken, and feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from problems that overwhelm, and feast on prayer that undergirds.