Two weeks ago I was desperate to free myself from certain persistent, sinful acts that enslaved me for a long time. I could not talk to anyone about it and decided, for the very first time in my life, fast and pray to the Lord for help.
I read on the net about how it was done and decided on a 1 week period, eating only after 6pm. I made daily prayer points on which I prayed on at any possible idle time I get and a 1 hour prayer from the 5pm hour. I took water alone when I felt hungry, in fact I had to take a glass of coconut juice on the 4th day.
I would thank the Lord each day for the strength he gives me for such an exercise because the hunger hits me very hard especially at 4pm everyday. Most often I had to struggle with my mind to keep off the expectation of the evening meal. I took juice around 6:15pm before the meal.
I could, for the first time, pray for more than 20 minutes, in tears and throat pain, with the solemn sound of worship songs on the background. Honestly, I'd love to do this again due to the inner peace and discipline I felt, but I would love to do it better especially with the food and hunger where I felt I could have done better. Did I do anything wrong? What must I consider when fasting, how can I handle my mind and food?