“O Divine Providence! All existence is begotten by Thy bounty; deprive it not of the waters of Thy generosity, neither do Thou withhold it from the ocean of Thy mercy. I beseech Thee to aid and assist me at all times and under all conditions, and seek from the heaven of Thy grace Thine ancient favor.”
“I want you to be happy … to laugh, smile and rejoice in order that others may be made happy by you.”
philip blyth/left (queens, ny, usa): I am having a hard time focusing my Fast this year. Medically not being allowed to fast feels like a punishment, and I need to try that much harder to get into the spirit… Since I will most likely never fast again, what are some ways I could start to personalize my experience?
bobby aazami/right (sydney, nsw, australia): When I first started fasting, I found the whole thing really difficult. Usually, by 1 or 2 in the afternoon, my energy level would drop and I found it incredibly hard to concentrate on my work. But now in the afternoons, I find that if I have just one cookie with a cup of tea … that usually keeps me going until sunset.