Thursday, February 10, 2011
February 10 – Fasting and Prayer
In our at-home abbeys, here within Cor Unum, the heart’s cloister, we have divided our year into nine forty-day periods of fasting and prayer, which will take us up to the Christmas holidays, annually, with five or six days given for a special New Years focus between Christmas and January 1.
Here are the seasons:
January 1 – February 9 . . . this year, we spent them rejoicing!
February 10 (that’s today!) – March 21
March 22 – April 30 . . .
May 1 – June 9
June 10 – July 19
July 20 – August 28
August 29 – October 7
October 8 – November 16
November 17 – December 26 . . . Advent
December 27 – December 31. . . special focus on the New Year
A new forty day cycle begins today. What will the next forty days look like for you? Is there someone on your “heart” this Valentine’s season, someone who needs to know the Lord or experience His love anew? Would you “fast” one meal each day in order to pray and especially remember him or her? Or perhaps you might fast one hour of leisure time and turn it into a Valentine for the Lord you love?
Consider what you may do . . . something that you will do! Don’t let your choice be one at which you will balk or fail or turn back in discouragement! Choose small and reap ENORMOUS benefits!