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Prayer and Practice for Lent

Lent lasts from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday, which is forty days if you don't count the Sundays, and has traditionally been a period of reflection, a way of preparing to commemorate Christ's death and celebrate his resurrection.

Some people choose to give something up, while others choose to take something up, the important thing is finding something that has meaning for you. This year Lent begins on Wednesday 22 February, and so we offer a collection of online resources which may provide some inspiration.

Devotions especially for 2023

Sign up for weekly devotions reflecting on our relationship and practises of consumption. Each week of Lent, they will provide a short video and questions and prompts for reflection. Join them to explore our calling to consume in ways that demonstrate thriving relationships – with God, each other, creation and ourselves.

Lent devotional availabe to download from the Methodist relief and development agency.

CAFOD is the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. Sign up for their daily prayers and reflections, offering an opportunity to join with a global family to pause, reflect, pray and take action.

Starting new habits of prayer

Prayer tools to help you grow with God, rooted in the Ignatian tradition of spirituality. Here you will find daily meditations, retreats and reflections for different circumstances.

Daily prayer app, with morning and evening prayer available in both written and audio formats.

Old favourites

40acts was a community seeking to do Lent differently. You can pick up any of their challenges from 2011 to 2020, including material written especially for families and young people.

Muddy Church is all about creating space to wonder and wander. Here they have some ideas to get you outside and enjoying the world around you. You can do them in any order, and I'm sure no one would mind if you repeated a favourite!

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