Celebrate Lent – Day 1

Ash Wednesday
Today’s Scripture:  James 4:8  Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.

Read Mark Chapter 14

Beginning the Journey

Lent is a time for special personal devotions. This devotional guide is produced with the hope that you can find time during these significant days of the church calendar to draw close to God.  Lent is a pilgrimage with Jesus through His suffering, death, and resurrection.  Lent is a time of learning to die to self – to deny ourselves  – and take His cross and follow Him. It is a time of growth in the knowledge of the Lord.

Originally in the first century, Lent was only a period of forty hours, remembering the 40 hours Jesus’ body was in the tomb. While the rituals and dates have changed throughout the years, the significance remains the same. Lent should be a time we draw close to God and remember the extreme sacrifice made for the redemption of sins for all people. Let’s start the journey together, today.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, Abba, Father –
Draw us closer to the place of our salvation.
Draw us nearer to the cross of Calvary.
Thank you for reaching out to us through Your Son.

– Rev. Gilbert Davila

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