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What is Lent anyway?

Every year we hear about it, but what actually does it mean to be in the season of Lent? This page is intended to help be a resource to you throughout this 40-day period of preparation for Easter. There are short guide videos, resources, and even this Self-Guided Pre-Lent Retreat to help you engage in practices of Prayer, Fasting, and Generosity with our church community. Our prayer is for you to go deeper in your relationship with God by using and sharing these resources.

Weekly Lent Meditation and Resources

Holy Week:

Read through Psalm 118 slowly a couple of times, then pray:


Jesus, may I bless and celebrate your arrival in all areas of my life. My God, My God, may I continue to cry out for your rescue, even in the moments when you seem silent.

As you pray, consider:

In what situations does this come easily?
In what situations is this a struggle?
What is Jesus’ invitation in light of my belief and unbelief (Mark 9:23-25)?

Other Resources:

Download the Lent Small Group Guide to engage with each week's Psalm from our Lent Series, Christ in the Psalms. You can do this on your own, with your family, or in a group!



Learn more about engaging with a fast of your own.

Books on Fasting:
  • The Good of Giving Up, by Aaron Damiani
  • Fasting: Spiritual Freedom Beyond Our Appetites, by Lynne Baab


Learn more about engaging your prayer life

Books on Prayer:
  • Prayer, by Richard Foster
  • Praying The Psalms, by Walter Brueggemann
  • The Way of the Heart, by Henri Nouwen


Find ways to practice generosity locally

Books on Generosity:
  • A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor, by Chris Seay
  • Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace, by Miroslav Volf

Other Resources on Lent

      • A Way other than Our Own: Devotions for Lent, by Walter Brueggemann
      • Show Me the Way: Daily Lenten Readings, by Henri Nouwen
      • Word in the Wilderness: A poem a day for Lent and Easter, by Malcolm Guite
Podcasts and Plans: