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February 25, 2012

Lenten Prayers

From The Telegraph: 

Giving up drink or chocolate (fasting) is only the third thing to do in Lent. The first two are prayer and almsgiving. Since we’re now on the fourth day of Lent, more people than usual are attempting to nudge themselves into praying more regularly.

Though the internet can no more say my prayers for me than a prayer book can, both offer some fodder. A publishing venture on paper has impressed me lately. Magnificat is a monthly compilation of Scripture readings and prayers day by day, according to the calendar.

The article references a site called Sacred Space although it does not give the url.  After a few non-starters using normal extensions I found this site referenced in the article.  Haven’t had time to do too much browsing yet but here’s a sample: 

Father, you see into the secret chambers of my heart. May my Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving be performed not for public display but cheerfully and discreetly. Purify my wayward motivations so that our relationship may steadily deepen. Only so that I can become more like you.

Hat tip:  Anglican Mainstream

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I am posting daily verses from Acts, with a short thought and prayer guides, on the Northern Plains Anglicans FACEBOOK page.  Our parish Bible study groups have covered the first 1/2 of Acts this program year, so I produced a Lenten booklet for the parish using Acts as the focus.

[1] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 2-25-2012 at 03:17 PM · [top]

Fr. Fountain - what a wonderful resource for your congregation!  Thank you.

[2] Posted by Jackie on 2-25-2012 at 03:44 PM · [top]

Thanks for this Jackie.  I’m glad to report that Lenten devotional blogging is back again this year at Lent & Beyond after a hiatus in 2011.
You can find an index for all of our Lent entries here:

A few other resources I can recommend:

Anglican Mainstream posts daily Lenten devotionals (originally from the Church of the Resurrection in Tampa) here:

For Families:
A “Lenten Cross” with daily Scripture readings that focus on the prophecies about Christ’s work of redemption (Kind of like a Lent version of the Advent Calendar or a Jesse Tree) - EXCELLENT.  Here’s the link:

Also for Families or Sunday School classes, a 40 ideas for 40 days Lenten activity calendar

Other stuff:
Lent: Church Father’s Reading Plan

Lent Daily Office readings schedule for 2012:

Also, “Pray As You Go” run by the British Jesuits provide daily short (10 minutes) MP3 audio files with quiet music, a Scripture reading from the Lectionary and a few questions for reflection. Highly recommended.

[3] Posted by Karen B. on 2-26-2012 at 06:56 AM · [top]

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