I don’t know how to explain what I am feeling. I am so excited because of the nearness to God that I have felt in my fast times before. I have that same nervous feeling that comes from worry of breaking the fast and letting God down. This time it is a corporate fast which means that I will be doing this along with most of the members of the church. This kind of group support is so supportive. It makes me even more excited too. What will God do when so many of us are fasting together in unison? And it turns out, searching on the web, there are many churches across the nation that are fasting corporately in January. I’ve always had an excitement about what God will do with me, personally, but I have never had this excitement about what he will do with the Church. I am so thankful that our pastor is leading us into this time.
Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them … then they will fast.
— Matthew 9:15