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When you fast, put oil on your 
head and wash your face. - Matthew 6:17 (NIV)

Three weeks into my church class on Christian disciplines, I introduced the group to fasting as an important component of prayer life. Then, I gave practical instructions so that they could try fasting during the week and return with stories of their experiences.
When we gathered again, I could hardly...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, throughout this day, help us to choose your way over ours. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 6:16-18

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