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Good Friday

Though he was harshly treated, he submitted and opened not his mouth; like a lamb led to the slaughter or a sheep before the shearers, he was silent and opened not his mouth. Oppressed and condemned, he was taken away,…

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Fasting and Perseverance

Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance. Luke 8:15 Getting into a fasting routine doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and effort to be able to fast successfully. And…

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Fasting Opens Our Eyes

Their wickedness blinded them, and they knew not the hidden counsels of God; neither did they count on a recompense of holiness nor discern the innocent souls’ reward. Wisdom 2:22 Much of the world is steeped in sin. In fact,…

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Fasting Wakes Us Up

In Pope Francis’ recent Lenten message for 2018, he encourages us to fast by saying, “Fasting weakens our tendency to violence; it disarms us and becomes an important opportunity for growth. On the one hand, it allows us to experience…

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Fasting and Repentance

Repent, says the Lord; the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matt 4:17 “Lent is a time to face our temptations and be converted by the Gospel,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address on the first Sunday of Lent…

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Fasting and Eternal Life

God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son; so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life. John 3:16 A line from today’s Gospel reminds us that life on earth, life as we know it,…

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Fasting for Others

“Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matt 20:28 By His example, Jesus taught us that we can serve others. By His…

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Fasting Opens Our Hearts

Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son. Acts 16 Fasting invites the Holy Spirit in to our hearts and souls. But how does fasting help us to listen to Jesus’ words? Can we hear…

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Prayer Intentions

Please pray

I recently lost the use of my thumbs from chronic use making Madonna icons for many years. May I ask for prayers with Gods preparation for me, wherever that may be.

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Health and family

Please pray for my uncle who just got diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He has had health issues his whole adult life. Please pray for comfort, healing if it is God’s will and wisdom for all involved. Please pray...

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Good Friday

Though he was harshly treated, he submitted and opened not his mouth; like a lamb led to the slaughter or a sheep before the shearers, he was silent and opened not his mouth. Oppressed and condemned, he was taken away,...

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