Series: Lent 2019
Here is a Lent Prayer Guide produced by our pastor. It has prayers and songs for use as a daily devotional during the season.
The word “Lent” is English in origin and comes from the word “lengthen.” Lent is the time of the year when the days are getting longer, and we are looking forward to the warmth and new life of spring.
Our liturgical calendar reflects this growing light and hope in our celebration of Easter. You see, the date of Easter is always on a Sunday after the spring equinox, because the spring equinox is the point in our solar year when light overtakes dark. Thus the placement of Easter in our church calendar reflects the truth that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the point in history when light overtook darkness, and from that point on the light will grow and grow and grow until the darkness is no more, “And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever,” (Revelation 22:5).