Lent is upon us. By observing the 40 days of Lent, we imitate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and His withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is a great time
to step back and reflect where we are in our relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. We reflect on what we are giving up for Lent in order to draw us closer to Jesus.
A few years ago, I discovered a wonderful practice of fasting from my negative attitude which I’ve turned into a prayer, asking God to change my negative attitude to an attitude of gratitude.
I invite you to join me to fast from negativity during Lent. Don’t worry if you fail at giving up your negative attitude. God’s mercy is new each morning. We get a
“do-over” each morning because of God’s mercy and forgiveness. “Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.” Laminations 3:23.
“Jesus with Your grace, help me to fast from bitterness and turn to forgiveness; with Your grace help me to fast from hatred and return good for
evil; with Your grace help me to fast from negativism and be positive; with Your grace, help me to fast from complaining to being grateful; with Your grace, help me to fast from pessimism to being an optimist; with Your grace, help me fast from harsh judgments
to thinking kindly thoughts; with Your grace, help me to fast from worry and turn to trust in Divine Providence; with Your grace help me to fast from discouragement to being full of hope; with Your grace help me fast from anger to being more patient; with
Your grace help me to fast from pettiness to being more mature; with Your grace, help me to fast from gloom to enjoy the beauty around me; With Your grace help me to fast from jealousy to praying for trust; With Your grace help me fast from gossiping to controlling
my thoughts and with Your grace help me fast from sin to turning to virtue Amen.”