It’s almost midnight and I’m still awake. I am hungry for one thing. Our church is doing a 3 week fast. There are several options. One is don’t eat from sun-up to sun down. I prefer very tiny meals during the day of fruit, seeds and veggies. I’m not going to lie. It is HARD to not eat when you are hungry and the house is full of food. But I REALLY want to do this. I want to get closer to God. I want the intimacy with Jesus that I had when I was younger. I prayed almost all the time, silently, while doing my tasks. He felt so near. I know He is still every bit as near—I think some of my prescription meds may be blocking my ability to feel him clearly. So I’m cutting back a tiny bit on those, too. Lord, I love you more than anything in this world. I love my family SO much, and I am praying for them. There are issues. Lord, thank you for hearing my prayers and for accepting my kind of flawed fast. Help me to do your will, Heavenly Father. Especially, please watch over my family with your tender mercies that are new every morning. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.