The Word Among Us

Lent 2005 Issue

He Has Filled the Hungry with Good Things.

Recovering the Lost Art of Fasting

What do the following actions—prayerful worship and seeking spiritual guidance (Acts 13:2), commissioning missionaries (13:3), consecrating elders and priests (14:23), responding to times of danger (Esther 4:16), mourning a death 
(1 Samuel 31:11-13), repentance (1 Kings 21:27), and intercession for the sick (2 Samuel 12:15-17)—have in common?

If you said fasting, you're right. Scripture is filled with stories of people who were moved to fast for a wide variety of reasons. On two...

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