Lent – what does it mean?
The word “lent” actually means to lengthen. This doesn’t mean that we all grow a few inches but the daylight hours are growing longer. As the days grow longer we receive more times of sunlight. And when we have more hours of sunlight, we know that spring is around the corner. Lent is forty days long and are forty days of inward reflection. Sundays are not counted in the forty days as Sundays are days of celebration of the Resurrection.
Prayer: Prepare our hearts this day O LORD as we begin this season of Lent. Instill within us the thirst for Your Holy Word, the need to come to You in worship and praise, and the quiet times for meditation. This we ask in Your Son's name. Amen.