Lent is coming.
In just 4 weeks, we enter these Holy 40 Days of prayer, fasting and service.
In the early church, this time was used to prepare new converts for baptism. They would spend extra time studying the scriptures and asking questions and praying, so that they would be ready on Easter to make their confession, and to die and rise in the waters of Baptism.
Some churches still do this. It is a great vision for a church, to be the kind of people who live and teach about Jesus and his grace in such a way that others want to know him, that people who are not baptized want to take the plunge, and be one of his followers.
For others, Lent is an opportunity to grow deeper, to learn to trust God more, to lean on the promises. Some people give up something for Lent, and others take on a new discipline.
There will be a daily prayer uploaded to our Website – look for Lent 2019. We hope that you can take part.
We offer a pray for each of us — a fruitful and a gracious Lent, time for prayer, and a transformed heart.