On the first Wednesday of each month members of Emmanuel will have a day of PRAYER and FASTING. Would you be interested in joining us?
We will be fasting from when we wake until early evening. If you join us, you can plan what would work for you – if Wednesday is inconvenient choose another day. If you prefer to fast from just one meal, or something other than food, go for it!
You can sign up to receive 3 WhatsApp messages on Wednesday: in the morning, lunchtime and early evening. If easier you can receive the messages in one email on Tuesday.
The focus of our prayers will include praying for Emmanuel and our new vicar.
If you want to join us on the first Wednesday of the month, starting on 6 November, please email email@example.com, or text your request/name to 07960 604887, or speak to Alison Lawton. You will then be included in the email sent on Tuesday or the WhatsApp messages sent on Wednesday.
The first few dates are scheduled for – 6 November, 4 December, 5 February. If you want to fast on New Year’s Day please do your own thing!
Fasting is voluntarily giving up something we normally consume or do, so that we can increase our focus on God. Most commonly, fasting is linked to food and can mean not eating, or giving up a specific food for a period of time. It doesn’t have to be related to food. If food is an inappropriate fast for you, then there are many other (sometimes more challenging) ways to deny yourself, such as:
Fasting is an act of worship – we show Jesus that we love him more than the thing we give up.