Can you fast and pray a whole day for peace? The pope is asking to dedicate this ash Wednesday to fasting for peace. It may not be my religion, but if the Catholic army is praying for something good let us join them, perhaps these prayers will reach some god's ears. Perhaps it will work and then we can forgive them for the crusades. Regardless, it's a good and spiritually satisfying idea. Go John Paul!!! He can't walk but he still rocks!