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Old 03-03-2003, 11:22 PM   #1
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Pope calls for a day of fasting and prayers for peace

Regardless of how you feel about Catholics or war, I think we can all agree that peace is a better solution.

This Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent for Catholics (and others) the Pope is asking for a day of fasting and prayers for peace.

"Pope John Paul II has called on Catholics to fast for peace on Ash Wednesday, saying "the future of humanity" will never be determined "by terrorism and the logic of war". " Read more about it here.

No matter what your faith or belief system, feel free to join in, say a pray and/or miss a meal for peace. It can't hurt!

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fasting is essential for spiritual clarity.

see Richard Foster for a good read on fasting for bettering your relationship with the Father (that would be Yahweh, not your priest "Father.")

fasting is also a large part of repentance, when the stakes are high, people in the bible forsake food and drink to demonstrate their "sole" need for divine intervention...


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I would echo DebbieSG's statements. Fasting may not prevent a war, but it will draw you closer to the Father.
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As a practicing Catholic, I plan to fast for peace tomorrow. I hope the Pope is successful in his peace efforts.
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i can definitely get in on this. i'll skip at least one meal!
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thanks for the link o2.
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I plan to do this. Catholics are only supposed to eat one full meal on Ash Wednesday.
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I like this a lot. Just wanted to mentioned that, for those who might want to participate but might feel they can't for medical reasons, fasting doesn't necessarily mean no food. Liquids, at least water, are certainly reasonable and smart, and if you're hypoglycemic like me, you "fast" on bread and water.

My fasting and prayers will join yours....

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Thanks to everyone who added insight/instructions for fasting. I won't be around tomorrow so I'll say this now...have a blessed Ash Wednesday and Lent.

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