Lent is often thought of as a time to give up something, but it’s actually a meaningful time to gain a closer relationship with God. In the coming days, you have the magnificent opportunity to deepen your faith and reflect on the life and message Jesus shared with the world. During this beautiful time of renewal, focus on your faith and God’s amazing ability to bring good out of bad. In just three days, the pain and sorrow of Good Friday became the joy and glory of Easter. Begin with this prayer: Dear Lord, As I begin my journey toward spiritual growth, Help me to look deep within myself, Let go of the old, And embrace the new life That comes from You.