Tips for Families During

Seasons of Prayer & Fasting

As parents, there are a varieties of ways you can help your entire family during a season of focused prayer and fasting. Here's a few tips and resources:

  • Explain what you are doing, why and for how long. Many use mealtimes for this.
  • Prepare ahead for any hobby, time or food changes they may not be used to.
  • Invite them to pray about giving something up as well.
  • If they do, start small and give them grace (and yourself).
  • Celebrate what God is doing with your family.


Podcast:

Preparing for Easter - https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-today/preparing-for-easter/


Articles:

http://www.ethoschurch.org/blog/ideas-for-fasting-with-young-children/

https://kidsministry.lifeway.com/2014/01/02/fasting-teaching-kids-spiritual-disciplines/

https://www.familylife.com/articles/topics/holidays/featured-holidays/easter-and-lent/rethinking-lent/


Books: 

Revival Starts Here by Dave Clayton

Hunger For God by John Piper