Lenten Reflection

Day 23

Food, Social Media, smoking, TV and so many other distractions are a source for creature comfort to many of us. They become our "go to" when we're trying to relax, are too stressed or just in need of disconnecting from our surroundings for a while.

Take a moment to really reflect, how much of your thoughts have been overtaken by craving various things like food or activities that you have committed to 'fast' from during these forty days. If these were drugs or alcohol would you consider yourself "addicted"especially if your desires for them were this consuming? Perhaps, this time of prayer and fasting has brought about a deeper awareness of how harmful these "knock-off" things have been and expose the extent they have been allowed to interfere in your relationship with God. 

God may have used time and discomfort to reveal an actual addiction. We must understand that desireing and craving are similar but can also be very different. We desire God, but crave the counterfit source of comfort. Pray that God's incredible love will again be your primary source of comfort and guidance over the cravings you have for .

Today ask Him to use this experience of silent suffering to remove anything that has usurped the His holy presence as the principle comforter of your life.

Read: 1 Corinthians 1

Prayer of consecration



I confess my sins and failures to you and I am very sorry for having sinned against You.  Give me the strength to seek and accept Your grace and forgiveness.

Lord Jesus, you poured yourself out completely and died for me so that I would have eternal life. I claim that wonderful and indescribable gift of salvation.

Create a pure heart in me, refresh my spirit and renew my mind and body.

I consecrate myself to you Lord and ask that you use me according to your holy will.

I pray in Jesus name.


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