Simple Lent

Dear members and friends of Rejoice,

For the past few weeks in worship we have been talking about Soulful Perspectives on the Abundant Life. We have been asking how can we better cultivate and nurture peace – a word in Hebrew that means “the well being that comes from God.”

Can we follow this up with an intentional focus in Lent this year?

Here is my invitation! This Lent let’s modify our outward activity and take more time for silence, reading of Scripture and prayer – what I call “Simple Lent.” I invite you to try these spiritual exercises:

  • Find a time that works for you each day in Lent and begin by 5 minutes of silence – each week attempt to increase your time of silence
  • Follow the daily prompts in the website Sacred Space: a beautiful site created by Irish Jesuit Monks
  • Close with a prayer for yourself, your family, your church, your community, our nation and the world

Simple Lent is what I am going to commit to for each of the 40 day of Lent, and I invite you to join me. May this Lent and our daily exercise of silence, prayer and Scripture bring you peace and meaningful spiritual transformations! I would love to hear how your experience with Simple Lent meant for your lenten experience – click here to let me know.

With much love,