Lent is an important time in the Christian year when we can prepare our hearts and spirits for Jesus. The forty days of Lent, not counting Sundays, last from Ash Wednesday through Easter Saturday. The time period represents the forty days Jesus suffered in the wilderness, enduring the temptations of Satan by remaining close to God through fasting and prayer. The unimaginable time of Jesus' trials and suffering is what prepared Him to carry out His ministry.
As Christians, we can dedicate the Lenten season to God and ask God to prepare our own hearts and minds for the ministry God has entrusted to us. Whether God is calling you to a time of repentance, fasting, prayer, or servanthood, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) has created a Lenten calendar to help you center your heart and mind on God each day and become new in Christ.
You may DOWNLOAD THE CALENDAR HERE and print it for use at home, work, or school. Feel free to make copies and share with family, friends, your fellow church members, etc. Make this tool be a blessing to you and help you grow in your faith.