The word “Lent” comes from an AngloSaxon word,  Lencten which means lengthen and refers to the lengthen days of the spring.  In the church Lent is a season of the year that lasts for 40 days (not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter.  It’s a time for deepening discipleship.

Sometimes we need a short-concentrated time in which to focus our attention on growing our love for God.  Lent provides such a time.  Six weeks is just long enough to concentrate the mind on developing a few good habits or breaking a few bad ones.  It’s a good time period to add a 15 minute prayer time to the day or a couple of hours of Bible reading to the week.  It may seem like a lot to add in, but it’s only for six weeks, so it makes it more manageable.  It’s a good time to try a Bible Study or to go to special services.  It’s only during Lent, after all.  It’s a good time to commit to going to worship every Sunday if you’ve somehow begun to worship at St. Mattress a little too frequently.  After all, it’s only six week.  Lent is a time to remember your life comes from God, and God’s love for you is greater than you imagine!

A Prayer for Lent

We Encourage You to Observe Lent with Us

Here are a handful of ways to get started:

 

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