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Does fasting really help prayer?


With Ash Wednesday in just two weeks' time, some of us will be thinking about fasting, or at least giving up something for Lent. Do we really concentrate better on prayer when we are fasting.

 

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    Bronwen Scott-Branagan (BlossomSB) 2 years ago

    Yes, sometimes our lives can focus so much on food and our bodily wants.

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    Bronwen Scott-Branagan (BlossomSB) 2 years ago

    Thank you! And if the motivation is wrong it can lead to problems, including overdoing the fasting without it resulting in spiritual growth or, in fact, any result except hunger - both bodily and spiritually.

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    Bronwen Scott-Branagan (BlossomSB) 2 years ago

    Growing in the spirit is what St. Paul tells us is so important, too.