March 10, 2010
Yay! I’ve got a better internet connection this morning, and have been able to update our Lent 2010 index of all the devotional entries and resources we’ve posted so far this Lent. We’re up to about 60 entries…
Go browse the Lent 2010 index here.
February 16, 2010
This is great news!
Fr. Tim Fountain (a wonderful cyber-friend and former contributor here at Lent & Beyond) and his congregation have put together a Lenten Devotional Booklet.
Fr. Tim will be posting each day’s entry at his blog: Northern Plains Anglicans
Here’s an excerpt of his explanatory post this morning:
With the help of some parishioners, I put together a Lenten devotional booklet for Good Shepherd. Today, I will post the explanatory page. Starting tomorrow, I will begin posting each day’s very short reflection. I hope they are useful to some of you for your churches. They are written to help a congregation identify God’s vision, confess the ways in which the church falls short, and turn together in the direction that God desires.
We pray from The Book of Common Prayer. All that we say, we offer with one voice, as one body in Christ. Our General Confessions are written this way: “We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins,” “we confess that we have sinned…”
For Lent, I encourage us to examine our life as a congregation, looking for those ways in which we are not “Helping One Another Put Jesus First.” I ask that we confess these things and turn instead to greater unity as “parts of Christ’s body, working for the common good”
(I Corinthians 12).
Lent reminds us that Jesus endured 40 days of spiritual testing to prepare for his God-given work. We keep Lent on 40 days from Ash Wednesday thru Holy Saturday, not including the five Sundays which are there to refresh us along the way.
You can read all the details here.
February 16, 2010
We’ve created this index of all Lent entries on the blog to help readers easily find the many different varieties of Lenten resources and devotionals we have posted in past years.
A Blessed Lent to all of our readers!
(last updated Feb 16, 2010)
1. Our Lent entries by category:
All of our Lent entries
Lent: Family & Children
Full index follows below
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February 14, 2010
Amy at Splendor in the Ordinary has a lovely prayer and reflection in preparation for Lent:
“Teach me your way, O LORD…give me an undivided heart…” (Psalm 86:11 NIV)
And so, this becomes my Lenten prayer:
An Undivided Heart.
A Heart that wills one thing.
A Heart detached from vain comforts that do not satisfy.
A Heart Uncluttered. Body and Soul. Our home. Our routine. Our affections.
All United to His will.
Amen! Go read Amy’s full post here.