Saturday, March 25
Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods. For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy on our way, since we had told the king, “The hand of our God is for good on all who seek him, and the power of his wrath is against all who forsake him.” So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Ezr 8:21–23). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
Thanks God for the gift of fasting. Ask Him to make it a regular routine in your life. Start small. Try it. Pray and ask God to give you more of Himself as you fast.