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Monday, February 19
One would give generous alms if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
DIGITAL FAST! Consciously reduce your use of an electronic device (cell phone, internet etc.) today by 25%.
Pray for people who don’t have access to electricity and other technologies that makes our lives easier. (1.6 billion people have no access to electricity. Approximately 400 million depend on kerosene for lighting, putting almost six million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.)
Give the time you don’t spend using your electronic device today to talk with someone who’s important and special in your life, and add $1 to your FastPrayGive Bowl.
Tuesday, February 20
When the solution is simple, God is answering. — Albert Einstein
Fast from drinking between meals.
Pray for those who have no access to pure drinking water.
Give by means or time to an organization that works to provide access to clean water to the Third World, or donate the money you saved today by not drinking to your FastPrayGive Bowl.
Wednesday, February 21
To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich. — Muhammad Ali
Fast from any anger. Go out of your way to not respond to a person who angers you or tries your patience.
Pray to the Holy Spirit for patience in dealing with that person.
Give an act of kindness or do something nice for that person.
Thursday, February 22
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us. — Socrates
Fast from one meal today.
Pray for people in your local community who have to struggle for a meal.
Give the cost of that meal — at least $5 — to your FastPrayGive Bowl.
Friday, February 23
Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. — Satchel Paige
Fast from cynicism and negativity.
Pray for a greater sense of hopefulness in your life.
Give a dollar or two to your FastPrayGive Bowl on this sunny day to help someone later on a rainy day.
Saturday, February 24
There is a place where thou canst touch the eyes
Of blinded men to instant, perfect sight;
There is a place where thou canst say, “Arise”
To dying captives, bound in chains of night;
There is a place where thou canst reach the store
Of hoarded gold and free it for the Lord;
There is a place — upon some distant shore —
Where thou canst send the worker and the Word.
Where is that secret place — dost thou ask, “Where?”
O soul, it is the secret place of prayer!
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Fast from ignorance. Read a book.
Pray for people who lack a proper education.
Give used books to a library or a literacy organization. Or give $5 to your FastPrayGive bowl.
Sunday, February 25
To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees. — Billy Graham
Fast by reducing your carbon footprint.
Pray for the environment and all those people who are victims of natural disasters which have been encouraged by global warming — ride your bike instead of driving, turn off lights, computers and appliances when you’re not using them.
Give by planting a tree to help reduce carbon admissions or have a tree planted for you and help to build back areas which have been destroyed by wildfires.