The Lent Fast

WHAT IS FASTING & WHY?

Leviticus 20:7

 

“Fasting” means to abstain from eating or eating very little food for a period of time.  It is a practice that has been used in many settings to cleanse the body and heighten one’s spiritual awareness.  For the Christian it is a time of penitence (to feel regret or seek forgiveness for sins) and self-denial.  It’s also considered a time to abstain from anything which distracts us from God and draws one closer to Him through prayer and reading scripture.

 

This year we are asking you to strive for greater during our fast by not only giving up certain foods but also other distractions that consume our lives.

 

Wk 1 – Begin the Fast according to the diet listed and continue for the 40 days.

Wk 2 – Fast from Social Media

Wk 3 – Fast from watching TV (2 hour limit/day)

Wk 4 – Make your own personal sacrifice

 

As we embark on this Christian Fast, we ask you to be prayerful that your heart be turned towards Christ and not focused on the foods that you can or cannot eat.  We ask for you to take the time to read the daily scriptures listed, walk daily and truly seek God guidance in your life.

 

The Lent Fast begins March 6th thru April 20th, 2019.

 

Disclaimer:  Please check with your medical doctor before beginning this fast.

Things you can eat on the Lent Fast Healthy Foods

Chicken (broiled, baked and grilled)

Turkey (broiled, baked and grilled)

Fish (broiled, baked and grilled)

Wheat Bread (100% only)

Fruit (fresh and not canned if possible)

Vegetables (fresh and not canned if possible)

Sweet Potato Plain

Unsalted  Peanuts

Wheat Pasta (boiled)

Brown Whole Grain Rice

Egg White

Low Fat Yogurt

Lite Dressing only

1% Milk

Cereal

Salads   Lettuce or Spinach

Herbal decaffeinated tea only (honey can be used to sweeten tea, not sugar)

100% Natural Juices (fresh fruit is best squeezed and blended if possible)

Water (6 to 8 glasses a day)

 

(Other suggestions) Lite mayo, lite mustard and ketchup can be used on sandwiches, also lemon juice and apple cider vinegar are good for seasoning on prepared foods.

Golden Memorial

United Methodist Church

 

 

Lent Fast

March 6, 2019 thru        

April 20, 2019

 

Theme:

“Step Into the Unknown in 2019”

Services

8:00 am   9:30 am 11:30 am

Sunday School 9:30 am

New Members Class 9:30 am

 

Rev. Dr. Gregory S. Williams

Senior Pastor

 

6903 James D. Simpson Ave.

Douglasville, GA 30134

770-942-3344

770-942-2347 fax

Email: golden_worship@bellsouth.net

Website:goldenmemorialumc.org

Scriptures for the Lent Fast

 

3/6         Day 1     Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14, 17

3/7         Day 2      Luke 9:22-25

3/8         Day 3     Isaiah 58:1-9

3/9         Day 4     Luke 5:27-32

3/11       Day 5     Romans 10:8-13

3/12       Day 6     Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18

3/13       Day 7     Isaiah 55:10-11

3/14       Day 8     Luke 11:29-32

3/15       Day 9     Matthew 7:7-12

3/16       Day 10   Psalm 130:1-8

3/18       Day 11   Matthew 5:43-48

3/19       Day 12   Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18

3/20       Day 13   Luke 6:36-38

3/21       Day 14   Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22

3/22       Day 15   Matthew 20:17-28

3/23       Day 16   Psalm 1:1-4, 6

3/25       Day 17   Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46

3/26       Day 18   Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

3/27       Day 19   Romans 5:1-2, 5-8

3/28       Day 20   Luke 1:26-38

3/29       Day 21   Matthew 18:21-35

3/30       Day 22   Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9

4/1         Day 23   Luke 11:14-23

4/2         Day 24   Hosea 14:2-10

4/3         Day 25   Hosea 6:1-6

4/4         Day 26   Ephesians 5:8-14

4/5         Day 27   Isaiah 65:17-21

4/6         Day 28   Psalm 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9

4/8         Day 29   Psalm 34:18-19

4/9         Day 30   Psalm 26:5-7

4/10       Day 31   II Peter 1:3-8

4/11       Day 32   Jerimiah 11:18-20

4/12       Day 33   Matthew 17:18-21

4/13       Day 34   Psalm 23:1-6

4/15       Day 35   III John 1:2

4/16       Day 36   Psalm 62:5-7

4/17       Day 37   Luke 4:1-14

4/18       Day 38   Lamentations 3:22-23

4/19       Day 39   Zephaniah 3:17

4/20       Day 40      Psalm 109:24-31

Things you cannot eat on the Lent Fast

 

Fried foods

Beef

Pork

White bread

Can foods (limited because high sodium and preseratives)

Egg Yolk

Cheese

Caffeine (coffee, tea, soda and chocolate)

Carbonated drinks (soda, beer, wines, etc.)

Sweets (cake, candy, ice cream & frozen yogurt)

Mayonnaise, Ketchup, tartar sauce and other sauces- may be used sparingly

 

 

Seasonings

 

Sea Salt

Lite Butter

Olive Oil

All vegetable seasoned with turkey not pork

Natural Honey

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6903 James D. Simpson Ave

(formerly 6903 Forrest Avenue)     

Douglasville, GA 30134

Phone: 770-942-3344

Fax: 770-942-2347