Lent

Lent prepares us for Easter by asking us to do the very thing Jesus did for us--sacrifice something of ourselves.
Lenten Prayer Tips: Almost Easter
How to Pray

Lenten Prayer Tips: Almost Easter

Sing God's praises by writing down five things you're thankful for every day.

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Sundays don't count for discipline during Lent.
Positive Living

Why Sundays Don’t Count During Lent

The Sabbath is a feast day and a free pass from your Lenten discipline.

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When you're Eastern Orthodox, you get to experience Lent and Easter twice!
Positive Living

Easter (And Lent) on a Different Calendar

When Eastern Orthodox Lent approaches in mid-March, I’ll be ready!

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How to Pray

7 Lenten Prayers to Strengthen Your Faith

We offer these prayers to inspire you along what Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin has described as "your own Lenten journey of prayer through the wilderness of this world, leading to the glorious message of new life." May they deepen your connection to Him in this holy season.

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5 ways to get more out of church during Lent.
How to Pray

5 Ways to Get More Out of Church

Leave the judgment at home and be open to the experience and people around you.

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What to give up for Lent? How about worry and stress and having some alone time with God?
How to Pray

What to Give Up for Lent

How about giving up busyness and worry and spending some time alone with God?

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Enrich your Lenten Journey
Daily Devotions

Lent: A Time for Drawing Closer to Jesus

Use the precious weeks before Easter to renew your spirit and fill your heart with God's love.

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A Holy Week Journey from the Last Supper to Easter
Travel

A Holy Week Journey from the Last Supper to Easter

Glimpse the land where Jesus walked in this slideshow featuring photographs from the Holy Land.

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An empty plate. Photo by Igor Stevanovic, Thinkstock.
Prayer Stories

Pray Your Hunger

Your belly can bring you closer to God during Lent.

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Take a lunchtime examen.
Power of Prayer

Take a Lunchtime Examen

A 500-year-old tradition of prayer goes online to offer a quick Lenten retreat

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