Dear Friends,

Greetings in the wonderful name of a risen Savior!  I will be finishing a 40-day fast next week, and it has been a wonderful, spiritual experience.  I eat a light meal each evening and drink coffee or water during the day.  When I get hungry, I drink water and pray.  A number of people have asked me why I am doing this, and I tell them it is for entirely spiritual reasons.  This experience has drawn me closer to the Lord and caused me to be much more sensitive to the needs of others.  I have spent a lot of time thinking about many people in the world who only have the opportunity for one meal a day.  This fast has been a tremendous spiritual journey, one that I am forever grateful for.   This is the first time I have ever done a 40-day fast, although on a number of occasions I have fasted for three to seven days, and even up to 21 days.  In fact, I felt called of God to begin this year doing a 21-day fast in January.

I encourage you to prayerfully consider making an intentional effort to fast and pray.  It will ignite more desire and desperation in your prayer life.

Blessings,
Steve