I was thinking recently about how one church that I went to got really into fasting before prayer meetings. We held prayer meetings every Friday night and we were supposed to fast all day before the prayer meeting, and then after the prayer meeting, we'd all go over to someone's house and eat.

Did any of you get the impression that P/C churches generally used fasting kinda like a hunger strike? Like if we were refusing to eat, God would be more likely to give us what we wanted ...

There were all kinds of fassts, too- the Daniel fast, the Esther fast, the 40-day fast, the 21-day fast (for the wimps who wouldn't commit to 40 days)...


"The good Christian should beware the mathematician" ~Augustine, De Genesi ad Litteram, II, xvii.37