Observing Lent together

Lent begins on Wednesday, March 5, and continues until Easter. Some Christians use this time as a time of spiritual preparation, contemplation, and discipline. Many people give up something for Lent. Pastor Mike has prepared a tool that we can all use to help focus our Bible reading and prayer times. It has a short Scripture passage to contemplate, a prayer topic, and a Gospel reading for each day.

If you want to go further, here are some other suggestions:

  • Make room
    • Clear out some things that are making you busy
    • Give up something for Lent
    • Fast
  • Get alone
    • Jesus often went to a “solitary place” to pray to God. So should we. You might want to try spending some time outdoors.
  • Be quiet
    • Sometimes we talk too much. Let God speak to us.
  • Unplug
    • Spend an hour or two each day without using a computer, consulting a smartphone, or playing video games.
  • Open up
    • As we contemplate and think about God, be open to His speaking to you.
    • Pray, but also listen to the Holy Spirit
  • Online devotional

Download the Prayer and Bible Reading sheet