We are holding a day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday. We will be focusing on prayers for our nation (the election is the following day) and Jonas (our prospective Worship Team Leader). But why are we fasting as well as praying? The simple answer is that Jesus expected us to:
‘When you fast, do not look sombre as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.’
Click here for more information about our day of prayer and fasting on 11th December.
To find out more about why fasting is a good holy habit, click here for the notes from Andrew’s sermon on the subject