40 Ideas For Lent (Full)

MAR

THEME: REPENTANCE
5 Wed: Attend Ash Wednesday Service at Vine
Read: Joel 2: 12-18

6 Thu: Rinse + Repent
Take a few more minutes to have a reflective shower. Go in dirty. Come out clean.
Read: Deuteronomy 30: 15-20

7 Fri: Ask Someone for Forgiveness (e.g. your spouse)
Read: Psalms 51: 3-19

8 Sat: Take A Prayer Walk
Ask God for change around your community and city.
Read: Luke 5: 27-32

9 SUN: 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT | THEME: HUMILITY
Read: Psalm 139

10 Mon: Pray For Your Un-loveables
Lift up the ones you have a hard time loving.
Read: Psalms 19

11 Tue: Ask Someone For Help
Swallow your pride. Admit you can’t do everything and you’re not the only expert, trust someone else.
Read: Isaiah 55: 1-9

12 Wed: Pray on your Knees
Have you ever tried praying on your knees?
Read: Luke 5:1-11

13 Thu: Write Someone An Encouraging Note
Read: Psalms 138: 1-8

14 Fri: “Pay it Forward”
Ask a close friend, “how can I serve you better”
Read: Ezekiel 18: 21-28

15 Sat: Serve at SBRM (Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission)
Read: Deuteronomy 26: 16-19

16 SUN: 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT | THEME: SUFFERING
Read: 2 Timothy 1: 8-10

17 Mon: Read the biography of St Patrick
Read: Daniel 9: 3-10

18 Tue: Practice Patience
In your conversations today, listen carefully first and pray afterward.
Read: Psalms 50: 7-23

19 Wed: Skip a meal to pray
Read: Romans 4: 13-25

20 Thu: Do you know Jesus?
Bring it back to Jesus in your conversations.
Read: Jeremiah 17: 5-10

21 Fri: No Grumbling Day
Read: Philippians 2:1-16

22 Sat: Silence + Solitude
Find at least 15mins to be still before God (Psalm 46:10)
Read: Mark 1:9-13

23 SUN: 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT | THEME: LAMENT FEAST DAY FOCUSED ON OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
Read: Romans 5: 1-8

24 Mon: Find a longer way to work Take public transportation, run or bike.
Anticipate what God will do in His perfect time.
Read: 2 Kings 5: 1-15

25 Tue: Attend Tuesday Night Prayer at Vine
Read: Hebrews 10: 4-10

26 Wed: Lament List
Make a list of all the things that trouble you, unanswered prayers. Eagerly anticipate how God will answer.
Read: Deuteronomy 4:1-9

27 Thu: “Pray the Paper”
Find 2-3 news articles that will drive you to prayer
Read: Jeremiah 7: 23-28

28 Fri: Bear and Care
Commit to bearing someone’s burden for a long time
Read: Hosea 14: 2-10

29 Sat: Do a puzzle together
Work together and see the big picture
Read: Hosea 6: 1-6

30 SUN: 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT | THEME: SACRIFICE
FEAST DAY FOCUSED ON GOD’S MISSION IN THAILAND
Read: Malachi 1:6-14

31 Mon: Do Someone Else’s Chores This is great for kids and families!
Read: Psalms 30

APR

1 Tue: Donate Clothes To A Local Org
Read: Psalms 46

2 Wed: Be present, Be there
Visit someone neglected or hurting. (elderly, sick, etc)
Read: Isaiah 49: 8-15

3 Thu: Prepare offering for Good Neighbor Fund
Read: John 5: 31-47

4 Fri: Bless someone going on missions Commit to pray, fund or both.
Read: Psalms 34: 17- 23

5 Sat: Chinatown Community Cleanup
Read: John 7: 37-39

6 SUN: 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT | THEME: DEATH
Read: John 11: 1-53

7 Mon: Get Unplugged Day
No devices. No internet. No media.
Get plugged in to Jesus.
Read: Psalms 23: 1-6

8 Tue: Tuesday Night Prayer
Read: Numbers 21: 4-9

9 Wed: Rush No More
Don’t cut anyone off, slow down, stop rushing.
Trust Jesus.
Read: John 8: 31-42

10 Thu: “Let It Go”
What are you holding on to that must be let go?
Read: Genesis 17: 3-9

11 Fri: Meditate in a cemetery Read Psalm 90 and leave different.
Read: John 10: 31-42

12 Sat: Give Blood
Consider the Red Cross.
Read: John 11: 45-56

13 SUN: PALM SUNDAY | THEME: RESURRECTION
FEAST DAY FOCUSED ON OUR SUMMER MISSIONS
Read: Matthew 21: 1-11

14 Mon: Finish Something
Is there something undone in your life? Pick up where you left off and finish it.
Read: Isaiah 42: 1-7

15 Tue: No Sugar Day
Look for all the other ways there is sweetness in your life.
Read: Psalms 71

16 Wed: Kindle Kindness
Seek opportunities to show and encourage kindness in others. Be contagious, be caught.
Read: Isaiah 50: 4-9a

17 Thu: Plant Seeds
Read 2 Cor 4:7 and consider how to nurture new life.
Read: John 13: 1-15

18 Fri: Attend Good Friday Service at Vine
Read: Hebrews 4:14 – 5:9

19 Sat: From Sunset to Sunrise (Watch sunset if possible) Consider what needs to be put to death in your life and what Jesus needs to bring to life in you?
Read: Isaiah 54: 5-14. Ezekiel 36: 16-28.

20 SUN: EASTER SUNDAY
Celebrate the Lord’s resurrection with baptisms followed by a community LoveFeast
Read: Colossians 3: 1-4.