40 for 2020: Forty Days of Prayer and Fasting

Why fast and pray?

How can I participate?

  1. Sign Up: Take a minute to fill out this form to let me know you are participating and why you are interested. This helps me keep track of where people are joining in from.
  2. Consider if you want to fast: Take some time to read through this introductory document, and use the reflection questions at the end to especially consider if you want to fast. Note that you don’t have to participate in a food fast specifically, and that there are others who are engaging by fasting other things (social media, TV time, shopping, working after certain hours, using their phone only at limited times, etc.)
  3. Take up a daily prayer practice: Consider when and how you would like to engage in more intentional prayer. Try to establish a regular time and space or rhythm for prayer. I have also created a daily prayer guide that many are using to guide prayer for specific areas of concern, based on the day of the week. Feel free to follow along and use the guide if helpful.
  4. Connect with others: Find a prayer partner that you can check in regularly with about how you’re doing, what you’re praying for, and what God is revealing to you through prayer. If you’re interested, you are welcome to join this Facebook group as a place of connection as well.
  5. Discern actions beyond prayer and fasting: I hope that as we align our bodies and spirits more with God’s vision and will, that we will be able to move our bodies into action as well, whether that be donating, protesting, phone banking, writing letters, hosting conversations, advocating, etc. Let prayer be the first step that leads you to greater action.




Co-Pastor @bethelcommunitysl | Director of Advocacy @fphayward | pastor, activist, writer | married to @eubanksme | co-author of @lentenlament | she/her

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Erina Kim-Eubanks

Erina Kim-Eubanks

Co-Pastor @bethelcommunitysl | Director of Advocacy @fphayward | pastor, activist, writer | married to @eubanksme | co-author of @lentenlament | she/her

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