Fort Worth Presbyterian Church (PCA)

Day of Fasting and Prayer, Good Friday

Fast with a purpose. Use the time you would normally eat to meditate in God’s word and pray. Turn from his gifts to the Giver; value him above all else; depend on him alone! And if we seek him, know him and find him in new ways, if we depend on him in new ways, then it won’t turn us further and further inward, but outward in love to others (1 Jn 4.20). John Piper, in his book on fasting, A Hunger for God, points to the ultimate radical love for the lost that fasting can help to develop in our lives! Just sayin‘…

“But it would be a great mistake to think that the awakening of desire for the Bridegroom would produce a wave of monastic withdrawal into the fasting and prayer of passive waiting. That is not what the awakening of desire for Christ would produce. It would produce a radical, new commitment to complete the task of world evangelization, no matter what the cost. And fasting would not become a pacifistic discipline for private hopes, but a fearsome missionary weapon in the fight of faith.”