Resources and ideas for Lent

How will you draw closer to God in the forty days of Lent?

We hope these ideas and resources will support your journey.

Daily Devotions


Lent Madness

Now in its tenth year, Lent Madness is a saintly competition you can enjoy on your own or with your congregation. It’s fun, and meaningful—you’ll learn about the faithful lives of Christians in every generation. Visit the Lent Madness website to sign up for a daily e-mail about the day’s saint and vote for your favorite. You can also follow along on Facebook.


Monastic Wisdom with the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE)

The Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) and the Lifelong Learning program at Virginia Theological Seminary offer a number of video programs that make monastic wisdom and spiritual practices available to individuals and groups seeking intentional times of reflection, study, and prayer.

Programs include Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John (a six-week journey with a beautiful prayer journal), Five Marks of Love: Living Life Marked as Christ’s OwnGrowing a Rule of Life: Relationship with God, Self, Creation & Others, and It’s Time To…Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love. 

Resources and ideas for Lent

Episcopal Relief & Development Lenten Meditations

Episcopal Relief & Development reminds us that God is present when we come together to work for lasting change. Their 2019 Lenten meditations, authored by faith leaders across the church, will ground and challenge you, renewing your determination and energy for service. Sign up to receive a daily e-mail meditation, or order  your free daily Lenten meditations booklet (bundles of 25) from Forward Movement.

Calendars for Lent 2019

Calendars help you keep a faithful Lent with small daily activities and reflections.

The Way of Love


Get started with the seven practices of the Way of Love with these daily reflections.

United Thank Offering


A daily scavenger hunt that helps you give back.

Join the Journey


This delightful illustrated calendar is perfect to keep on your desk or dining room table for daily coloring.

Lenten Studies for Adults

Resources and ideas for Lent

Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent

If you’re eager to explore the Way of Love with your congregation or small group, Lent is a great time to begin. Journey together with Jesus through Lent into Easter with Life Transformed—The Way of Love in LentThis new curriculum from the Episcopal Church is available as a series of seven adult forums (corresponding to the seven practices of the Way of Love and the seven weeks of Lent) or as a Quiet Day format suitable for use at a day-long retreat. Both formats tie the seven practices of the Way of Love to the readings used at a traditional Easter Vigil service.


Bishop’s Lenten Bible Study (2019)

If you want to spend more time with Scripture, joining a bible study group is a great way to stay motivated. But if you’re a busy parent or working full-time, it can be hard to find a group bible study that fits your schedule. So how about one that’s online?

Join Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe on Facebook or Zoom for a bible study on Thursdays at noon in Lent. Each week, the bishop and a different guest will discuss a passage from Luke’s Gospel—the same passage you’ll hear in church the coming Sunday—and they’ll respond to your questions and comments. Learn more at

You can join the bible study on your lunch hour on Facebook Live or via Zoom video-conference, or visit to view recordings on-demand.


Pledge to Care for Creation

Join Presiding Bishop Curry and other Episcopalians in making your Pledge to Care for Creation. The Pledge is a promise to protect and renew this good Earth and all who call it home. It’s a promise to share our stories, stand with those who are most vulnerable, and live more gently on the Earth.

  • During Lent, reflect on the Pledge alone or in a group, with the help of the Reflection Guide;
  • During Lent, decide on your 3 commitments to be more LOVING, LIBERATING and LIFE-GIVING in relation to Creation;
  • By Easter Sunday (April 21), take the Pledge, including your specific, personal commitments;
  • On Earth Day (April 22), the day after Easter, The Episcopal Church hopes to celebrate at least 1,000 pledges;
  • All year long, keep your specific commitments to be more loving, liberating and life-giving.

Learn more about the Pledge to Care for Creation and see the Reflection Guide> 


If Lent, the season of repentance and reflection, doesn’t seem like a likely time to share the Good News, these resources will make you think again:

The Church has Many Doors: Inviting Others to Lent

This article from Building Faith has simple and practical ideas your church can use to reach your neighbors during Lent.

Are you making the most of Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is a day when the Christian faith is highly visible. Here’s some practical ideas to increase your Ash Wednesday outreach.

Lent on the blog

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