Day 5, May 16, 2011:
Yesterday was my fifth day of fasting and it was a little tough sense I was at a family gathering, but I stayed meatless, which was good. Yesterday the book on fasting that I am reading asked the question, "How has this fast, so far helped you to relate to your heavenly Father?" One is that I am constantly reminded how weak I am, meaning how weak the flesh is. Second, that I am starting to realize that sometimes I get in God's way. Sometimes instead of trying to let things take their course, I feel the need to control, interject or influence the situation somehow. This fast so far is showing me that I have to say "Yes" to God everyday and every moment. It has to be that constant, or I stumble. This fast is showing me how very dependent I am on God and need to be.
Dear Lord, today I lift up to you the souls of the departed and all the souls in purgatory. I pray for all those departed souls that have no one here on earth to pray for them. Amen.