annenquirer wrote:Umm, perhaps not so easy to find scriptural support?
If something inspires a person to prayer, bringing them closer to God, why do you need "scriptural support" ? If you dont want to do penance, dont do it.
(Matthew 9:15) But the days will come, when the bride-groom will be taken away from them, and then they shall fast.
(Matthew 11:21) for if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in you, they had long ago done penance in sackcloth and ashes.
(2 Cor. 4:10) Always bearing about in our body the mortification of jesus, that the life also of jesus may be made manifest in our bodies.