40 Ideas for Keeping a Holy Lent

Mar 5, 2019

Day 1: Check out the Daily Devotion on the church’s Facebook page Day 2: Invite a friend to share these ideas with Day 3: Don’t turn on the car radio Day 4: Put aside money for One Great Hour of Sharing (Sunday) Give thanks for the love of Jesus Day 5: Take 5 minutes of silence at noon Day 6: Look out the window until you find something of beauty you had not noticed before Day 7: Give 5 items of clothing to Goodwill or similar charity Day 8: No complaining day Day 9: Do someone else’s chore Day 10: Buy $5 fast food gift cards to give to homeless people you encounter or places helping the homeless (Sunday) Give thanks for the love of Jesus Day 11: Call an old friend Day 12: Pray the Paper (pray for people and situations in today’s news) Day 13: Read Psalm 139 Day 14: Pay a few sincere compliments Day 15: Make your day snark-free Day 16: Explore the work of the Presbyterian Church USA here: www.presbyterianmission.org (Sunday) Give thanks for the love of Jesus Day 17: Forgive someone Day 18: Internet diet Day 19: Change one light in your house to an LED bulb Day 20: Pray for your enemies. Day 21: Ask for help Day 22: Tell someone what you are grateful for (Sunday) Give thanks for the love of Jesus. Day 23: Introduce yourself to a neighbor Day 24: Read Psalm 121 Day 25: Bake a cake Day 26: No shopping day Day 27: Walk, carpool, bike, or bus it Day 28: Share a prayer with someone (Sunday) Give thanks for the love of Jesus Day 29: Write a thank you note to your favorite teacher Day 30: Invest in canvas shopping bags Day 31: Make 10 people smile today Day 32: Donate art supplies to your local elementary school Day 33: Read John 8:1-11 Day 34: Worship at a friend’s mosque, synagogue, or church and look for the beauty (Sunday) Give thanks for the love of Jesus Day 35: Confess a secret Day 36: No sugar day – where else is there sweetness in your life? Day 37: Put aside more for the One Great Hour of Sharing Day 38: Educate yourself about a person who is a good role model Day 39: Pray for peace Day 40: Pray for your enemies (you probably have new ones by now) then decide which of these exercises you’ll keep for good + Adapted from 40 Ideas for Keeping Lent Holy by Nadia Bolz-Weber

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