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Lenten Pillar: Fasting


As we begin this Lenten season of fasting, we remember that our desired end is not self-flagellation, but inner freedom. May this prayer make space in your heart for more of God.


Christ, my Lord,
you lived without dependency
on things of comfort;

free to be at peace always
and to offer love freely to others
without inner entanglements.
Grant me the grace
to become more like you

through my sacrifices this Lent.
Heal my addiction
to comfort and ease

that I may be filled
with your risen life.



From what have you chosen to abstain this Lent? Create a practical plan for how to uphold your commitment so that you may gain greater spiritual freedom.

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