Prayer times Prayers for the morning Prayer before meals Afternoon prayer Night time prayers Happy new month prayers Sunday prayer. This short film features an inspiring and challenging prayer for Lent, inviting the reader to draw back from the fast fixes of the western world and embrace the refreshing and everlasting goodness of God. The words to this prayer are reproduced further down this page.
Photo by Priscilla. Notice the ant crawling through the grass. It turns out that paying attention can make all the difference.
It seems like every year Lent sneaks ups on me. Not this year. My children on the other hand, are a different story.
Lent is a journey… A quest… A pilgrimage from dark to light. Our quest is simple; to find God. To reach out in the midst of the darkness and busy-ness, and invite Jesus to walk with us. I am committing to changing that; this will be my own most important and personal Lenten discipline this year.
Are you looking for a daily Lenten resource for teens that meets them right where they are in life? Husband-and-wife youth ministry experts Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady offer realistic and engaging spiritual guidance for Lent that includes timely topics for teens such as relationships, being your best, competition, control, fear, and forgiveness. The simple format of Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens offers depth without complexity and direction without pressure.
There is also a script and all-age service guide to enable you to explore the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and bring Three Friends and the Miracle Man to life at your church. Read more. Each reflection can be delivered within 10 minutes — with or without the slides.
When you ask a group of young people what they think about a Lenten spiritual discipline, their first answers are likely to involve what they plan to give up; their efforts to prove to God what they are willing to sacrifice for their faith. We adults often shortchange Lenten practices the same way — naming something we will do without for 40 days as a way of claiming some plateau of faith, without really thinking about spiritual growth. Sometimes our plans are a bit self-serving.
Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism. In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we've done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need. We offer resources here to assist our entry into this wonderful season, from our preparing to begin Lent to our preparing to celebrate the holy three days following Lent.
The Stations of the Cross are traditionally prayed on the Fridays of Lent. Follow the link above for more information on this popular devotional practice, including prayers for the Stations of the Cross prayed by Blessed John Paul II on Good Friday and an audio version for download. This unique version can be used during this season of fasting, prayer and alms-giving.