Lent and Easter Reflections


Daily Bread

Is 55:10-11; Ps 34; Mt 6:7-15

This is how you are to pray:
What are you doing for Lent? Acts of fasting and almsgiving tend to receive our greatest focus during Lent. It’s a season of denying ourselves and doing good works. Some of us traditionally discipline ourselves to limit our intake of sweets and increase our works of mercy. These are easily identifiable practices. We can quickly see progress as we put the money saved from giving up that daily latte into the rice bowl. Prayer, however, is a little more daunting, as its effects are not always immediately visible. The season of Lent calls us to reconnect with our prayer life. We must discipline ourselves to spend daily time with the Lord in prayer; doing so will develop a beneficial practice that will not end at Easter.
Loving Savior, thank you for giving us the words to confidently and continually call on you.