Week 4 Overview – Prayer for the Poor & Hungry
The purpose for this fast is to give us compassion for the poor and hungry. 80% of our world lives in poverty. This week you will get a small glimpse into what it is like to be impoverished.
This fast, different from the others that we will observe, will take you on a journey from eating only rice and beans up to what would be considered a wealthy meal in a poor nation. Each day you will follow the fast guidelines as best as you can with the purpose of breaking our hearts for the hurting of our world. What seems like a major sacrifice for us for one week, is a daily reality for billions.
Action Step Suggestions.
- Continue to spend daily time with God, through Scripture reading, prayer and worship.
- Memorize this week’s memory verse.
- Continue to journal your thoughts and experiences.
- Try to follow the daily fast suggestions to experience a small part of what 80 percent of the world experiences.
Consider giving a day’s salary to “One Day To Feed The World” (www.onedaytofeedtheworld.org)
Consider giving a portion of the money you saved this week in groceries to a need in your church or community.
Consider sponsoring a child in an impoverished nation through organizations like http://www.compassion.com and http://www.worldvision.com
Give your time to a local shelter/food pantry/soup kitchen.
“Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare His glory among the nations. His marvelous deeds among all peoples.” – 1 Chronicles 16:23-24