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Monday, March 12
There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer. — John Wooden, Coach
Fast from breakfast and dinner today.
Pray for those who miss breakfast and dinner every day.
Give the cost of those two meals (at least $10) to your FastPrayGive Bowl.
Tuesday, March 13
The call to “treat all things as if they were vessels of the altar” (Rule of St. Benedict 31:10) is the call to steward the earth, to treat it reverently, to hold it in loving hands. It is the call to keep what is usable, to care for what is vulnerable, and to safeguard what is fragile on this planet. It is the call to preserve the environment and to clean our houses and our streets and our woods and to stop pollution. It is the call to save the earth for our children. — Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Fast from fuel consumption… take public transportation (or walk or bike) to work or school today — even if it’s a long way and you have to connect!
Pray for someone you notice along your commute that looks like they need your prayers.
Give up your seat if the train or bus is crowded.
Wednesday, March 14
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. — Winston Churchill
Fast from using seasoning on food today.
Pray for those who would be happy to simply have a taste of bread, without butter, or a potato, without sour cream. Think about what your food tastes like without all the extras we have come to expect.
Give money or time to a food organization like The Four C’s that helps gather food for those in need, or donate the cost of a loaf of bread and condiments to your FastPrayGive Bowl.
Thursday, March 15
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice. — Meister Eckhart
Fast from your routine.
Pray in a way you’re not accustomed to, meditation, out loud, while taking a walk, etc.
Give a portion of your prayer time to somebody else’s prayer request.
Friday, March 16
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. ~Søren Kierkegaard
Fast from eating meat products today.
Pray on how blessed you are to live in the USA.
Give a small donation to a non-profit that protects animals (or a charitable equivalent.) Or place the equivalent of what you saved into your FastPrayGive Bowl.
Saturday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
For many, a few drinks on Saint Patrick’s Day may be a harmless celebration but take a moment and think about what you are doing and look for other ways to celebrate.
Fast from excessive drinking and lower the amount of alcohol you consume by 50%. If you don’t drink alcohol, only consume water today.
Pray for people in your life who struggle with addiction or pray for someone you know whose life has been affected by addiction.
Give any money you save to your FastPrayGive Bowl.
Sunday, March 18
Every man wants to pray the day before he dies. As he does not know when his time will come, so he must pray every day in order to be safe. — A Proverb
Fast from fasting (all things in moderation.)
Pray a simple prayer of thanks for the day.
Give yourself a break.