Here are some ideas of things that you can do during Lent -- to mark the time -- to prepare for Easter.
Matthew 6 gives three examples: They are fast, pray, and give.
When we talk about "giving something up for Lent" -- this is a partial fast. Many people fast from a particular food during Lent, but you might also fast from certain activities or other things. (One friend of mine said she committed to fast from complaining, and found it very difficult.) You might fast from purchasing certain items during Lent.
During Lent might be a good time to "take up" a new discipline or prayer or Bible study. You might set aside a time (like Wednesday evenings) for prayer with other people or set aside a particular time for prayer, or try a new prayer discipline, like praying while you walk, or "praying in color" (ask me for details), or praying the scriptures.
Your might give money, time or talent to a special cause during Lent. Collect goods for a food bank, or do a service project, or give to a special cause. Wednesday evening offerings this year, for example, will be divided between the Montgomery County Women's Shelter and Earthquake Relief for Turkey and Syria.
What are some of your own ideas for Spiritual Disciplines during Lent? We are enriched by sharing with one another.
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