Welcome to our LVC multimedia Lent devotional project (This will be updated again for Lent 2024) Click on any of the graphics below for each day’s devotional, each of which is a collaboration including Scripture, reflection, prayer, video, and music (or scroll down for the entire YouTube playlist).
Lent is a solemn 40-day period in the Christian calendar, beginning on Ash Wednesday, observed in many Christian churches as a time of preparing our minds and hearts to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter. Our goal in practicing Lent is to draw near to God. Lent is characterized by prayer (justice towards God), fasting (justice towards self), and almsgiving (justice towards others). During Lent, we intentionally practice sober reflection, serious repentance, and sincere restitution, in which we more fully recognize our brokenness as humans, looking always to Jesus Christ as our Savior and sanctifier. During Lent, we seek to live lives marked by simplicity, self-denial, and surrender, in imitation of Christ Jesus, who fasted for 40 days in the wilderness before He began His public ministry. During Lent, we look for ways in which we express love for neighbors and nations in need in practical ways through generously giving of our time, talents, and treasures. Lent is a period of grief that ends with the great celebration of Easter.