Lenten Fasting

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It’s the final week of lent.  How has been the most relatable thing you’ve reflected on? Mon – 26th March A bad habit (insert your own) How is this bad habit affecting you and/or others? Compassionate God I have this bad habit, and it’s harming me and maybe others too. Please help me to see the real reason I’m hanging …

Lenten Fasting

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We’re over half way through Lent.  How are you going? Mon – 12th March Saying to myself, ‘What will people think?’ Have you ever stopped yourself from doing something because of what people might think? Dear God Sometimes I’m afraid of what people might think. Please help me to remember that the only opinion that matters is yours. Help me …

Lenten Fasting

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Day 17 to 22 of our Lenten Reflections: Mon – 5th March Hiding my gifts Have you been holding back from sharing your gifts? Do you fear you’re not good enough? That people might criticise you or expect too much from you? Perhaps you think you don’t have any gifts? Patient God I know you’ve given me a gift, but …

Lenten Fasting

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A quarter of the way through lent.  What are you fasting on this season? Mon – 26th Feb Not including people Have you ever become so absorbed in your own friendship group, you forgot to welcome a stranger? Dear God I know you want us to welcome the stranger, but I feel most comfortable with my own friends and family. …

Lenten Fasting

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We’ve already been reflecting on our fasting for 4 days of lent.  What will you be considering for the next week – days 5 through 10? Mon – 19th Feb Holding grudges Are you holding a grudge against someone? Loving God I long for peace, but someone did something to me and I’m finding it very hard to forgive them. …

Lenten Fasting

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What are you reflecting on and fasting from this coming week of lent? Wed – 14th Feb Busyness Is your life so hectic you barely have a moment to breathe? Dear God It’s so easy to get caught up in busyness, rushing from task to task, appointment to appointment, conversation to conversation. Some days, I can go for long periods …

Lenten Fasting Cards

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For Lent this year, The Corner congregation has set up a Fasting Tree in the foyer. Fasting is often associated with eating sparingly. But in its broadest sense, fasting can be about abstaining from those things that distract us from God – habits, activities and attitudes. As there are 40 days of Lent, hanging from the tree are 40 examples …