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HOW TO FAST: Hungry for God Part 3

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What makes a fast acceptable? Unacceptable?  How would you recommend someone getting the most out of fasting?  In part 3 of HUNGRY FOR GOD, Fr. Michael explores the Biblical concept of an acceptable fast based on Isaiah 58 and how our aim in fasting determines our approach.

WHY BOTHER FASTING: Hungry for God Part 2

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Why should you bother fasting?  What are some of the negative consequences / benefits of seasonal fasting?  In part 2 of HUNGRY FOR GOD, Fr. Michael explores the roots of the Biblical, early Christian understanding of Fasting, while looking at some of the reasons why people fasted.

WHAT IS FASTING: Hungry for God Part 1

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What is fasting?  Why did early Christians abstain from eating meat products?  What does fasting communicate to God?  In part 1 of this new series entitled HUNGRY FOR GOD, Fr. Michael Sorial discusses the biblical understanding of fasting and what it our fasting says to God.

INVESTING IN PRAYER: Work Hard, Pray Hard Part 3

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 Why do you think prayer is so important for the world today? What is specifically needed to build a strong, deep prayer life? In part 3 of this new series entitled "Work Hard, Pray Hard," Fr. Michael Sorial discusses the importance of building a spiritual rule of prayer and a few key starting points.

PRAYER IS FOR HEALING THE HEART: Work Hard, Pray Hard Part 2

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What does Prayer Change? What’s needed to construct a healthy prayer life?  In part 2 of this new series entitled "Work Hard, Pray Hard," Fr. Michael Sorial discusses how God offers healing to our souls through prayer.