40 days in the wilderness

Lent begins on February 14. Take time to reflect, pray and act with us as Easter approaches

Whether or not you usually celebrate it, Lent can be a chance to step back and to prepare for the celebration of Easter in roughly 40 days time, and it reminds us of Jesus’ 40 days in the desert before beginning his ministry.

  

 

 

Lent begins on February 14. It is a chance to step back and to prepare for the celebration of Easter in roughly 40 days time, and it reminds us of Jesus’ 40 days in the desert before beginning his ministry.

After 40 days of reflection and testing, Jesus emerged from the wilderness to begin his ministry that would change the world. Luke 4 tells us he returned home ‘in the power of the Spirit’ and the news about him spread through the whole region.

After his time of testing and prayer, he visited the Synagogue and read from the scroll. You probably know the story?

 

He stood up and read from Isaiah:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
   because he has anointed me
   to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
   and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
  to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

 

Through his ministry, his death, and his resurrection, Jesus changed the world. He revealed to us a God of love, who cares for the marginalised, who champions the weak and seeks justice for the oppressed.

This Lent, find time to prepare, as Jesus did, for our mission as the children of God. Make space to reflect on who our Father is and how much he loves you.

During Lent, we will be sharing weekly reflections from scripture, points for prayer and actions to care for creation and renew our world, to guide us as we all prepare to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection at Easter.

Week by week, we will draw near to Christ and find ways to put our faith into action.

 

Will you join in as we explore how we, and our church communities, can pray, live differently and take practical action to see our world renewed?

If you would like to join in, the guide to the first two weeks will be available to download in Spanish, Portuguese and English on Monday 12, on our resources page. The rest of the Lent guide will be uploaded as we go.

We will also be posting the weekly reflections on facebook, twitter and instagram so you can join in from there too – make sure you’re following us and join in by commenting and replying!

 

Can you take time to reflect, pray and act with us this Lent?

 

Download our lent resource today

Descarga hoy nuestra guía de preparación para la semana santa

Baixe o nosso recurso para a Quaresma hoje

 

 

 

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