Ideas for Lenten Practices

Lent is the 40-day period before Easter, and is a season of prayer, fasting, and drawing nearer to God in some way. Many people fast from things that take up too much attention (maybe social media, certain foods, or television). Others take up a new practice or deepen an existing one (perhaps Scripture study, fellowship, or a prayer practice).

Below and in the next few days on our Facebook page, you’ll see some ideas for how you might engage Lent this year. There’s no wrong way to “do” Lent, so what’s drawing your heart this year?

  • Fast in one area so that you can give and promote justice in another. Fasting from certain foods in order to give to the food-insecure is one idea (be safe! know your body’s limits!). You could also try fasting from an idea or practice – cynicism, lying, comparison, social media, consumerism, legalism, etc.