What is Lent?

A Lenten Season of Faith and Hope in Action

Lent is a season of preparation before Easter. Forty days are set aside to reflect on Jesus Christ—his life, death, burial, and resurrection. These six weeks may include fasting, repentance and self-examination, prayer, moderation and sacrifice, and generosity. While Lent is not a required custom from the Bible, the principles behind it are certainly emphasized throughout the Scriptures. Lent offers us a special opportunity to devote time to these important spiritual disciplines.

FinalCoverImage_webON MISSION. EVERYONE.
EVERYWHERE. ALL THE TIME.

Don’t let this season pass you by without remembering why Jesus came—to relieve the oppressed, to renew a world of despair into one of hope, and to give us freedom from our sins and a relationship with God himself. This Lenten season, why not set aside 40 days to join us as we embark on a new Prayer Journey into the Presence, Power, and Purposes of God? We invite you to enter into deeper intimacy with Jesus and unleash the authority and power of the his Spirit through edition three of this devotional series.

You may alternatively choose to use either the first or second edition booklets as you devote the next 40 Days to pray, commit and inspire:

40Days-Devo-Cover-_WebreadyEdition 1 is a Devotional Journey into God’s Heart for Justice and Compassion where we examine our daily patterns, and experience sorrow for the injustices we have committed and for the compassion we have failed to give. We can pray more deeply for those who are suffering from injustice, and establish intentional daily acts of loving others through sacrificial serving.

 

Edition 2 is a devotional journey where we can reengage with what it means to live Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, Mission-focused. This devotional journey renews our focus on the destination: to live dynamic Christ-centred lives, to experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and to motivate us to risk it all to be on mission.

 

Let’s embrace the season of Lent this year. May the next 40 days revolutionize your thoughts, attitudes, and actions toward each individual, each community, each nation crying out for mercy—for justice and compassion are not just words.They require action.

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