Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten,
meaning “lengthen” and refers to the lengthening days of spring. The
forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring
the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and
preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination
and reflection. In the early church, Lent began as a period of fasting
and preparation for baptism by new converts and then became a time of
penance by all Christians.
Today, Christians focus on relationship with
God, growing as disciples and extending ourselves, often choosing to
give up something or to volunteer and give of ourselves for others.
Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday
represents a "mini-Easter." This is why you will see the designation
"Sunday in Lent" rather than "Sunday of Lent" in the naming of these
Sundays. On each Lord's Day in Lent, while Lenten fasts continue, the
reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the
This content was produced by Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist Communications..
Be anxious for nothing, but in eveything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God and the peace of God, which surpasses al understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you, let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. -John 14:27 To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ; mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. -Jude 2
Wake up every day with the intention of living with gratitude and joy!
a clean heart in me, O God:a
humble heart, a meek heart,
peaceful heart, a benevolent heart,
devout heart which does evil to no one, which
does not repay evil for evil,
overcomes evil with good, which
loves you above all things, thinks
always about you, speaks about you,
you thanks, delights in hymns and spiritual songs, and has its citizenship in
+ + +
God of Mercy,
I feel my heart overflowing with your tenderness.
I sense your loving touch deep within my soul.
I ask for your help in my weakness
that I might be faithful to your word
and I am so grateful
that your mercy for my failings
is as strong as your unbounded love for me.
God's love is amazing! It is real! It is personal. God's love is powerful, and the best news of all? His love never ends, no matter what! Your God wants to bless you with his love now and forever. -CTA
Live Simply - Love Generously - Care Deeply - Speak Kindly - Leave the rest to God!
+ + +
At Journey of Faith we are committed to pray for The World, Our Community and individual Prayer Concerns. Weekly prayer listing is available by email.
We also have a Prayer Chain whereby we can mobilise a number of people very quickly to respond to urgent prayer requests.
Call the Pastor at 303 710 9020 to arrange this or email email@example.com and your request will be delivered confidentially to the Prayer Team. Entering your name is optional but it would help the Prayer Team to have, at least, a Christian name to focus their prayer on.
Prayer Ministry Vision
We will transform lives, transform community, and renew the mainline church through intercessory prayer, the formation of personal prayer and shared prayer experience.
Offering a Prayer for People of this World. Our Prayer for the World.
Lord our God, we pray for those who are overwhelmed by pain, sorrow, despair or loneliness. May they know the victory of love, The song of hope and a glimpse of glory.Lord our God, we pray for all countries who are at war, overwhelmed by conflict, famine, disease or unrest. May they know the victory of love, The song of hope and a glimpse of glory. Through Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.