40 Ideas for Lent
5 Wed: Attend Ash Wednesday Service at Vine
6 Thu: Rinse + Repent
Take a few more minutes to have a reflective shower.
Go in dirty. Come out clean.
7 Fri: Ask Someone for Forgiveness
(e.g. your spouse)
8 Sat: Take A Prayer Walk
Ask God for change around your community and city.
9 SUN: 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT | THEME: HUMILITY
10 Mon: Pray For Your Un-loveables
Lift up the ones you have a hard time loving.
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.
12 Wed: Pray on your Knees
Have you ever tried praying on your knees?
13 Thu: Write Someone An Encouraging Note
14 Fri: “Pay it Forward”
Ask a close friend, “how can I serve you better”
15 Sat: Serve at SBRM (Sunday Breakfast
16 SUN: 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT | THEME: SUFFERING
17 Mon: Read the biography of St Patrick
18 Tue: Practice Patience
In your conversations today, listen carefully first and pray afterward.
19 Wed: Skip a meal to pray
20 Thu: Do you know Jesus?
Bring it back to Jesus in your conversations.
21 Fri: No Grumbling Day
22 Sat: Silence + Solitude
Find at least 15mins to be still before God (Psalm 46:10)
23 SUN: 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT | THEME: LAMENT
FEAST DAY FOCUSED ON OUR
24 Mon: Find a longer way to work Take public transportation, run or bike.
Anticipate what God will do in His perfect time.
25 Tue: Attend Tuesday Night Prayer at Vine
26 Wed: Lament List
Make a list of all the things that trouble you, unanswered prayers. Eagerly anticipate how God will answer.
27 Thu: “Pray the Paper”
Find 2-3 news articles that will drive you
28 Fri: Bear and Care
Commit to bearing someone’s burden for a long time
29 Sat: Do a puzzle together
Work together and see the big picture
30 SUN: 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT |
THEME: SACRIFICE | FEAST DAY FOCUSED
ON GOD’S MISSION IN THAILAND
31 Mon: Do Someone Else’s Chores This is great for kids and families!
1 Tue: Donate Clothes To A Local Org
2 Wed: Be present, Be there
Visit someone neglected or hurting. (elderly, sick, etc)
3 Thu: Prepare offering for Good Neighbor Fund
4 Fri: Bless someone going on missions Commit to pray, fund or both.
5 Sat: Chinatown Community Cleanup
6 SUN: 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT | THEME: DEATH
7 Mon: Get Unplugged Day
No devices. No internet. No media.
Get plugged in to Jesus.
8 Tue: Tuesday Night Prayer
9 Wed: Rush No More
Don’t cut anyone off, slow down, stop rushing.
10 Thu: “Let It Go”
What are you holding on to that must be
11 Fri: Meditate in a cemetery Read Psalm 90 and leave different.
12 Sat: Give Blood
Consider the Red Cross.
13 SUN: PALM SUNDAY | THEME: RESURRECTION
FEAST DAY FOCUSED ON OUR SUMMER MISSIONS
14 Mon: Finish Something
Is there something undone in your life? Pick up where you left off and finish it.
15 Tue: No Sugar Day
Look for all the other ways there is sweetness in your life.
16 Wed: Kindle Kindness
Seek opportunities to show and encourage kindness in others. Be contagious, be caught.
17 Thu: Plant Seeds
Read 2 Cor 4:7 and consider how to nurture new life.
18 Fri: Attend Good Friday Service at Vine
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?
20 SUN: EASTER SUNDAY
Celebrate the Lord’s resurrection with baptisms followed by a community LoveFeast