Lent is a word that Baptists have not used a lot; however, it is such a wonderful opportunity for people of faith to join with others all over the world in a season of devotion, prayer and personal reflection. We could imagine Lent as a course of enhancing our spiritual fitness and digging deeper into the life that Christ gives to us, and calls us to live. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (18 Feb this year) and leads into a 6 week preparation for Easter.
There are a number of resources and options that you might like to consider, and we have listed some below.
Common Grace, in partnership with the Bible Society, would love you to join with us this Lent, as Christians from all over Australia unite to: PRAY the Lord’s Prayer each day, all the way till Easter.
This Lenten Resource is intended for ecumenical groups, church groups and individuals. It attempts to offer a traditional course that picks up on Lenten themes whilst at the same time praying with Christians of the Middle East.
Lent for Everyone: Mark, Year B provides readers with a gentle guide through the Lenten season, from Ash Wednesday through the week after Easter. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each of the days of the season, helping the reader ponder how the text is relevant to their own life today.
Suitable for both personal and group reflection, Wright’s guide through Lent will make the Bible–and the season–come alive in inspiring new ways.
Lent is a time of reflection and anticipation. It’s a time to scrutinise ourselves and to ask what Jesus is saying to his church today: to ask what needs to die with Christ so that something new might also rise with him to new life.