Lent Invitations


Daily Candle Lighting Litany for Lent

Bring a focus to the season at mealtime with a simple centerpiece: a purple candle and any other simple decoration.  

Light the candle at the start of a meal.  Recite this litany:  

Candle lighter: Create in me a clean heart, O God. 

Response: And renew a right spirit within me.


To Read

Family Devotions for Lent - Short and simple, use with or without questions

The Good of Giving Up - Anglican book on Lent - fantastic!

Daily Lectionary Readings - put out on Slack, in the Prayer Book and here

Choose a prayer from the Occasional Prayers section of the Prayer Book to focus on for the season (page 642...)

Make Room: A Child's Guide to Lent and Easter by Laura Alary is a fantastic picture book for children that explains Lent in a way they can understand.


Other Invitations


  • Make a simple bracelet to wear throughout Lent as a reminder of your dependance on Christ.

  • Arrange formal confession with Father Brian

  • Journey through the Prayer Course with a handful of friends.  (8 sessions, approx 1 hr each)

Alms Giving & Fasting

  • Each day of Lent, put something in a box to give away.

  • Eat low cost meals throughout Lent and put the money you save into a jar for a special cause.


  • Give special attention to your Rule of Life and work it out with a few companions.