Praying Lent This Year
Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism. In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we’ve done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need. We offer resources here to assist our entry into this wonderful season, from our preparing to begin Lent to our preparing to celebrate the holy three days following Lent.
For centuries, the Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharist have guided our Lenten reflection. Inspired by these liturgies, we offer a simply daily prayer for each day of Lent and the Easter Triduum. Each day, we share the Opening Prayer text for that day’s liturgy. This prayer is simple and, in many cases, memorable. It alone could be repeated several times throughout the day.
We also offer a link to the readings of the day, a brief meditation, a link to the Daily Reflection for that day and Intercessions from the Liturgy of the Hours. Each daily prayer concludes with a spontaneous prayer we composed, as an example of the type of prayer each of us might pray, in our own words, for that day. We imagine that some will have the time and desire to use all of the resources here. Others may only have time for the resources and the Daily Reflections. Visit the Site Index below to see what is available and what will be added throughout Lent.
May Our Lord grant us all the graces we need and desire.