Living Lent: Pray, Fast, Give

With the arrival of the Lenten season, we would like to take the opportunity to offer our families some ideas that can help spark conversations and strengthen the spirituality of your household.

Each week of Lent, we will be offering a Scripture passage, Lenten quotation, or prayer activity for your family to share together. We hope these suggestions will enrich your family’s journey through Lent, ending in a more blessed and joyful Easter.

Pray, Fast, Give

The three Pillars of Lent are Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving.  This week we encourage you to choose a special Lenten activity for each day of the week that focuses on one of the 3 pillars.

Perhaps one day you could set aside some time to pray as a family.  Another day you could fast from technology/screen-time. One day you could research a charity that is meaningful to your family and then make a donation.  Or you could fast from eating out and donate the money you save.

If you need some ideas, here are two websites with “calendars” of daily Lenten activities for families: