Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Season of Lent, Prayer and Repentance

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
Wednesday, February 13th began the Lenten season. In Western Christianity, Lent is 40 days of fasting and repentance in preparation for Resurrection Sunday (Easter), this year on Sunday, March 31st. The six Sundays in Lent are not counted among the 40 days of lent as each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter," a celebration of Jesus' victory over sin and death.
Beginning February 13th and for each Wednesday through Wednesday, March 27th, join the Jesus Saves Network for our 12-hour fast from 6A-6P or 6P-6A (if you work overnight). It is a time not just to "get your ashes," and "give up something," but more importantly, a time to go to the Lord in prayer and Scripture meditation. If Wednesday is not a good day for you, choose a day on which you feel you will be able to fast consistently during the Lenten season. If, for medical reasons, you cannot participate in a full or partial food fast, then consider giving up something very important to you for 12 hours on Wednesdays, (junk food and sweets, shopping, cell phone, computer, television, text messaging, caffeine, etc.) and give that time to the Lord in prayer and Scripture meditation. If Wednesday is not a good day for you, choose a day on which you feel you will be able to fast consistently during the Lenten season.
Please post your first name at the bottom of this post if you plan to participate so that we can encourage each other along the way. Let us pray that the Lord's will is done in our homes, churches, schools, communities, that souls are saved, and people are healed, delivered, sanctified, and strengthened in their ministries and in their walk with the Lord.
 Read Esther 4:15-17, 2 Chron. 20:3-30, Neh. 9:1-37, Matt 4:1-4, Luke 2:37, Acts 13:2-3, and all passages on fasting & prayer. It is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!
 
Be Check Out the Related Post: What Is Lent and Why Should We Care? Imagine young people viewing this Holy season through a secular lense. Many people talk about giving up something for Lent, but still more don't fast, pray, or read their Bible. What could you say to young person about why you do, or do not, observe Lent. Post a brief comment.
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