LENT

COMMITMENT

MY LENT COMMITMENT

Lent is the 6-week period leading up to Easter. It’s a season of spiritual discipline and renewal when you:

GiveUp

Give up something specific that tends to hinder your relationship with Jesus

TakeUp

Take up a spiritual practice that will help you make more space for Jesus

This helps you prepare your heart to celebrate Jesus’ cross and resurrection on Easter weekend.

This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, March 2

Make a commitment to renew your relationship with Jesus

MY LENT COMMITMENT

How to Make Your Lent Commitment

When making your Lent commitment, it is helpful to be as specific as you can:

Unhelpful (too general)

  • I will give up worrying too much, and will pray and think about Jesus more
  • I will stop getting angry, and be nicer to my wife and kids

Helpful (specific)

  • I will give up checking email at night (which keeps my mind preoccupied with work), and I will use the Lectio 365 app for morning and nighttime prayer each day.
  • I will give up watching a certain TV show each week, and during that time, I will memorize scriptures on overcoming worry
  • I will give up social media on weekends, and fast on Saturdays
  • I will give up takeout meals, and give the money I save to feed families in Roatán, Honduras.

Your LENT Commitment in 3 Steps

What to give up for LENT

Prayerfully consider what God would have you surrender during Lent that tends to hinder your relationship with Jesus.

Here are some examples:

  • TV, Netflix (certain shows or altogether)
  • Internet, Social Media, Video Games
    (at specific times or altogether)
  • Working beyond normal work hours
  • Staying up or sleeping in too late
  • Food indulgences – trying to “feed your soul” with things other than Jesus (e.g. chocolate, coffee/tea/pop, sugary foods, eating out, etc.)

Practices to take up for LENT

Below are a range of online/downloadable guides and resources for spiritual disciplines to help you make more space for Jesus during Lent. Select from this list as the Lord leads you, or you may prefer to choose your own practice. For focus, we recommend you choose just ONE practice.

  1. 40-Day Online Lent Devotional (Gospel in Life)
  2. Lectio 365 Prayer App
  3. Lord’s Prayer Guide
  4. Praying with Paul Prayer Guide
  5. Lament Prayer
  6. Lectio Divina
  7. Practicing the Presence of Jesus
  8. Fasting
  9. Hospitality
  10. Service
  11. Sabbath
  12. Giving

Make a LENT commitment

Take some time to pray and ask God about what Lent commitment to make this year. When ready, please fill out the commitment form below.

Lent for Kids

Make a paper chain and follow this Lenten reading guide!

We love The Jesus Storybook Bible.  Make a paper chain and follow this Lenten reading guide!  If you don’t have a JSB, we will make sure to get one to you, please contact kerri@cornerstonechurch.ca.

Make an Easter scene

Make an Easter scene – you’ll need time for the grass to grow.

Spend time preparing for Jesus

Spend time each week printing, cutting and preparing for Jesus.

My Lent Commitment

Indicate what you will give up for Lent, being as specific and detailed as you can. Then, prayerfully select one practice/resource (either from the list above or something else of your own choosing) that will help you make more space for Jesus during the season of Lent.

You Lent commitment will be kept confidential.