We are commanded to complement our prayers with Fasting,
it may be very good to commence an Abstinence from sweets, soda, junk food and fast food.
The Commander Cross Rosary fasting attempts are:
We will eat but we reduce the amount of food on our plate.
We eat no meat on Wednesdays and Fridays.
We remove any or as much as possible of sugar products or drinks from our daily intake of food.
We must pray during the day to get strenght while fasting. This is not a detox but a spiritual weapon.
We will exercise for about one hour per day which means that if you walk your dog and you exercise it, you are also exercising. If you ride your bike to work, or walk to work, you are exercising. If you walk to your friends house, you are exercising.
If you are still under restrictions, see what you can do to exericse.
We try to implement the daily activities as exercises. This is not only about going to the gym lifting weights ...
Make sure you do get proper sleep
Fasting - do your best and according to your condition. We all need to eat.
If you have not done any fasting before in your life, remember that this is not a detox, it is together with prayers.
It will take you about a fortnight to get into it.
This is not an anti-social activity, rather the other way around.
If you are attending a birthday party, just reduce the levels of goodies.
If you are still under restrictions, see if you can find something to do.
Make sure you sleep enough hours and make sure you drink plenty of water.
The texts written by the three Fathers and people can be ordered through their book "Let Freedom Ring".
We decided to form the original texts into a daily Rosary.
The Step-by-Step Commander Cross Rosary community and network received a new marching order on July 6, 2021, from Father Richard Heilman, at the US Grace Force that we are to move out on July 7, and we will act on it.
Our Spiritual Colonels; Father Richard Heilman, Father James Altman and Father William Peckman are now leading us and some 77,000 US Grace Force members into a new battle mission:
Commander Cross Rosary asked the Battlefield Rosary to develop a daily Rosary to suit the 40-days to Freedom from the Devil prayers. We accomplished it and it has been amended over the several 40-days battles we have participated in.
Our 40-days to Freedom from the Devil Rosary commence on the first days of the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel (July 7) and we will include that novena into our first nine days of the 40-days session.
"Here are the foundational Supernatural Strength Practices of the Grace Force:
Believe in the supernatural power of God
Humble Obedience: Adhere to ALL teachings of the Church
Mental Prayer & Lectio Divina
Go to Mass (Daily Mass, if at all possible)
Pray the Angelus (6:00 a.m., noon, 6:00 p.m. daily)
Pray at Every Meal
Frequent Confession: Keep your Confessions no more than one month apart
Eucharistic Adoration (Before and/or after Mass, if you cannot schedule an Adoration time)
Fasting (Fasting is a way in which the Lord gives the underdog victory)
Wear the Brown Scapular (or Scapular Medal)
Examine Your Conscience Before Going to Sleep
Strongly consider implementing these (below) as a "powerful offering" to our Lord:
Focus on Sleep
Drink More Water
Reduce Your Intake of Sugar and Processed Foods
Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods
Eat Foods High in Prebiotics
Decrease Your Salt Intake
Get Active - Regular Exercise
Fasting - See Health Breakthroughs of Intermittent Fasting"
We are proud to participate in the US Grace Force coalition.
Pray the Rosary daily.
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All illustrations are used with permission, for which we are grateful.
On the Vigil of the Day of the Chair of St. Peter Apostle,