LENT IS the forty days before Easter (excluding Sundays) during which we turn our attention to God and the things that keep us from God. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. continues through Holy Week, and ends at Easter.
Lent is observed differently in different traditions, but it is generally a time of turning toward God and turning away from things that separate us from God.
– “40 Days: A Guide to Lent”
From “40 Days: A Guide to Lent,” page 37 in Alive Now, March/April 2011. Copyright © 2011 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn about the season of lent.
Do you observe the season of Lent? What do you do to observe it? Share your thoughts.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Psalms 51:1, NRSV
This Week: Pray for a holy lent. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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This week we remember: Valentine (February 14).
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