The Season of Lent is simply Jesus followers watching and praying for signs of hope.
We have named this season of the Christian year for the season of Spring (lencten).
One creative way to keep the Season of Lent in our own hearts is by prayer for a
world where Christ's kingdom is seen and felt by people in our community. Since my
time in the prayer chapel at General Conference 2016, I have stayed in touch with
the Upper Room prayer project.
Lent begins on Wednesday, March 1st, there is no time like now to be in
an attitude of prayer -- adoration -- praise -- confession -- supplication in
the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Fervent prayer often brings Jesus' disciples
to action. Acts of giving (time, money, presence, socks, food, clothing). The Upper
Room Prayer Ministry offers this little list of suggestions for prayer in action (see below).
May your Lenten Season be filled with joy, inspiration and sharing!
Yours in Christ,
Do One Thing for People in Need*
Suggestions from the UMC Prayer Community:
Pray for the mission of the United Methodist Church to reach out to those outside the church.
As a family, let each member use some of his or her own money to buy socks to donate to a shelter for people who are homeless.
Skip snacks for a week and donate the money you would have spent to a food bank.
Pray for those who work with people in your community who don’t have homes.
Pray for the members of the Commission on a Way Forward
*Adapted from Pockets, (January-February 2017), page 21. All rights reserved. Use with permission