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Fasting Essentials: Purity of Mind and Heart

   Fasting Essentials  “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. [Joel 2:12-13 (NIV)]. We often strive to attain lofty spiritual states by … Continue reading

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Fasting and Repentance: Turning the Heart

Fasting and Repentance … Repentance is a contract with God for a second life. A penitent is a buyer of humility. Repentance is constant distrust of bodily comfort … Repentance is the daughter of hope and the renunciation of despair. … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 2 of 7)

Fasting for Repentance, to Petition God and for Refuge So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer. [Ezra 8:23 (NIV)]. 4.  Evidence of Repentance and Contriteness of Heart. Teshuvah in Hebrew and tauba in Arabic describe … Continue reading

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