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A Guide to Lent

All Saints Anglican Church  -  Holland, Michigan

Scroll down to find 

  • a description of the season

  • questions to ponder over the course of the season

  • links to suggested activities and resources for the season


What Is Lent?

Lent is a time of repentance and preparation, joining Christ in the wilderness and His suffering, before the resurrection and the Easter-Tide season of celebration.  It begins on Ash Wednesday and continues through Good Friday. Lent is a time of re-centering and “spiritual spring-cleaning” when we humbly practice prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to help us listen, and repent for all the ways we have sinned and wandered away.  We contemplate the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus-in our own lives and our journey of faith. We simplify and clear out time and space during this season of renewal, anticipating new depth and maturity to be formed in us as we walk with Jesus toward the cross and resurrection.  It is a communal time of formation, especially for those families preparing for Baptism.   

Questions to ponder throughout the season:

In what ways do you need Jesus? 

How have you wandered away from Christ?

How can you remember your dependency on Jesus during this season?

How can you make space for God & His friendship? 

What can you say “no” to so you can say "yes" to God?

What helps you become aware of God's presence?

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