A large portion of the world's population might have no awareness of Lent. Some may be people of other faiths and others may be Christians who have forgotten or dismissed or simply have found no reason to keep this season in any way.
But if you're reading this post, it's likely that Lent is, in some way, part of your awareness -- and that's reason enough to thank God's Spirit for moving in your life and waking your heart to opportunities to grow in faith.
Your consciousness of Lent is a gift from God!
Back before Lent I asked the question, What's God doing for Lent? --- with the important addition, "What's God doing for Lent in your life?
It's now two weeks since Ash Wednesday and it might be a good time to take a little Lenten inventory. (Sometimes it's good to back to the beginning and take stock of things...)
How might God want to heal me this Lent?
How might God want to touch my life this Lent?
What in my life needs God's mercy and forgiveness this Lent?
What might God want to say to me this Lent?
How is God calling me to grow in faith this Lent?
How might God want to help me, strengthen me, comfort me, challenge me this Lent?Don’t doubt for a moment that God wants and is waiting to touch your heart in these 40 days.
Lent is a time to listen for God’s word: in the scriptures, in your prayer, in the silence...After pondering the questions and thoughts above, bring the fruit of your reflection to your 10 minutes of prayer.
Lent is a time to look for where we need God's mercy and to ask for it...
Let is a time to look for where we need God's healing and to ask for it...
Lent is a time to seek the Lord and to welcome him more deeply into our hearts and lives...
(Will you set apart 10 minutes for prayer today?)
Find a quiet place, apart from all that's noisy and busy and sit with the Lord...
Be still... share with the Lord what you believe he might be trying to do for Lent in your life...
Be still... and know that God is with you...
Are you new to "Praying 10 Minutes a Day in Lent" - or are you having trouble getting started? The first installment offers some thoughts on getting started, as do the subsequent posts in the series. So take a look and join us!
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