Fasting For Lent // 40 Days of Fasting & Praying

*Disclaimer* I am not a doctor, please check with your doctor before you attempt to fast.

So, Lent is coming.

I’ll be honest, I’ve never paid much attention to it before (except when we used to sell chocolate covered almonds for a fundraiser every March/April – every person I tried selling them to responded with ‘I gave up sweets for Lent’).

Normally what we do is join in a fast for the month of January. However, this year, we decided to fasting during Lent.

But this brings me to my first question…

Do you ever feel like fasting is a little far-fetched for the average person to achieve?

Today I’m going to show you some practical things that you can do to make your fasting experience a little easier, so you can focus on praying and not on how you are dying of starvation.

#1 Prepare

I used to get so mad at myself for not being able to complete a fast.

…until I gave up sugar.

That’s when it hit me! Sugar makes it so much harder to fast!

2 weeks before a fast, I like to give up sugar, caffeine and any other food item I feel drawn towards – like breads.

#2 Have A Plan

One of things I’ve been learning over the years is that planning and preparation is key to so many areas in life (if not all of them!).

Things you want to plan for are:

  • Type of fasting
  • Length
  • Expectations
  • Spiritual focus

I put together this handy fasting guide to help get through this fast with focus and purpose. There are no dates on it so that you can use it at your own convenience.

#3 Bring Power To Your Prayer

Go into your fast with great expectations. Know what you want to seek God for. Seek His face with everything you have!

If you want to join me in this fast, leave me a comment and download the fasting guide.

Also, if you want to join in with the Bible plans on the Bible app, add me as a friend (search Sheri Ciaramitaro or VinGoshen).

Happy Fasting!!