Fast For Hope

Check this out:  November 3rd and 4th are National Days of Prayer & Fasting

Please visit Fast For Hope‘s site, make a pledge on their site to pray and/or fast for the upcoming election and to see the prayer and fasting intentions they have listed.

 

ELECTION PRAYER (Please Pray Daily)

“Ever-faithful God, we consecrate the 2008 U.S. presidential election and our entire nation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Loving Mother, Patroness and Protectress of the Americas.

We ask that You take our Nation into Your Loving Care, reach into the hearts of the electorate, and give them the strength and enlightenment to know your Will, and to exercise Your Will in their vote. Abba, Father, Thy Will Be Done!”

I really appreciate their listing of the Scriptural basis for fasting…  Here are some highlights, please turn to your bibles or to the site and read the passages in their entirety.

Scriptural Basis for Fasting

2 Chronicles 20:1-131 .[……] 3 Jehoshaphat was afraid; he set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. .[…..]

 

Ezra 8:21-23 21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might deny ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our possessions. [……]

 

Esther 4:15 15  Then Esther said in reply to Mordecai,16 “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will also fast as you do. After that I will go to the king, though it is against the law; and if I perish, I perish.” 17 Mordecai then went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him.

 

Isaiah 58:3-73 [……] 6 Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? [……]

 

 

Joel 2:12-17 12 Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; [……..] 17 Between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep. Let them say, “Spare your people, O Lord, and do not make your heritage a mockery, a byword among the nations. Why should it be said among the peoples, “Where is their God?’ “

 

Matthew 6:16-18 16 “And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. [……]

 

Matthew 9:14-1514 […..]The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

 

Mark 9: 26-29 [……] 29 And he said to them:This kind can go out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

 

 

On their “How to Fast” page you’ll find Fasting Facts, Ways to Fast, Cautions and the words of St John Chrysostom on fasting.

 

We have less than 9 days left.  Let us not grow weary now.

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Catholic, Middle-Aged, Knitting-Addicted, Wife, Homeschooler, Mom of 6, Mom-in-Law to 1, Mother of 11 little saints, Grandma to 1, Godmother to 12, Foster Mom to 5, Army mom, Happily living in Texas!
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One Response to Fast For Hope

  1. snowbabies says:

    I’ll join you. thanks for sharing. I’ve bookmarked the link too.

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