…Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Lent means ‘spring’ but has come to be associated in Christian tradition with the 40 days of spiritual discipline leading up to Easter (Sundays were excluded because there was no fasting on a Sunday, so the 40 day period begins on Ash Wednesday). Its origin lies in the preparation of candidates for baptism on Easter Day.
It has become a season for self examination, reflection, repentance and prayer. It’s a season for growth. It is often marked by new patterns of devotion which seek to disrupt and disturb settled habits and spiritual lukewarm-ness. Give something up, taking something on, stretch yourself in prayer and self examination. Repent. As a church here are some ideas and support for plotting your own journey through Lent.
Wherever you find yourself, and as close to 12.00 Noon
as you can, pray the Lord’s prayer and our theme for the day.
Heaven on Hammersmith 40 Days Prayer resource
Let us coordinate our prayers during Lent. Prayer resource available in hard copy or as a PDF. Download here.
Tom Wright is with us throughout Easter as he leads us deeper into the significance of the cross and resurrection, the days when God became King, the world was turned the right way up and the new creation began. From Passover as the freedom feast, to meditations on the cross to celebrating Easter. God has won in Jesus and we get to live in that victory.