Following our week of prayer and fasting at the beginning of the year we had a request for some teaching about how to pray and fast to be made available online. Here are some thoughts on prayer and fasting by Sophie Toovey.
Fasting shows us we need prayer (and ultimately, God!) more than we need food.
When you fast, it’s amazing how quickly your body just craves food. You feel such a powerful hunger. It’s why fasting is so hard! But this hunger is a strong reminder to us that actually, we need prayer and we need God more than we even need food. We don’t often feel how strong our need for prayer is. Fasting gives us a very strong reminder: if this is how I feel when I go without food, how can I think I can ‘get by’ without prayer? … Read More »