To help you purposefully journey through Lent, here is a list of resources:
SUBSCRIBE to Redeemer's Daily Lenten Morning Prayer Emails
SUBSCRIBE to Redeemer's Daily Lenten Evening Prayer Emails
READ Craig Higgins' On Keeping a Holy Lent
READ Peter Leithart's 40 Reasons for Lent
BUY Redeemer New York's A Journey through Lent
BUY Show Me the Way: Daily Lenten Readings by Henri Nouwen
Lent begins on March 6th, on Ash Wednesday.
What is Lent? The word "Lent" comes from the old English word meaning "lengthen," which is also defined in the word "spring." It is the season in the Church calendar when days lengthen and new life springs forth.
It's a season of 40 days (not counting Sundays) that the Church around the world takes a pilgrimage together and journeys toward the horror of the cross and the joy of Easter. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are central to the Gospel, and the season of Lent helps us prepare accordingly for Good Friday and Easter.
As we journey together from Ash Wednesday to Easter, it is my prayer that we will intentionally anticipate these days, repent from certain sins, and grow in our love of Jesus Christ and others.