Next week is Ash Wednesday, and I am just squeaking under the wire with a Lent planner for you guys. Sorry I have been a bit distracted around here.
I don’t know about you, but I am going to go ahead and admit my conundrum with the Lenten season. I stink at sacrifice, quite honestly. I think Lent backfires a bit on us all-or-nothing, legalistic types.
I tend to hyper-focus on what I have given up and how to stick to the letter of the law, that God gets pushed out of the picture. So I need to find a way this year to offer up my sacrifice and focus more on prayer and growing closer to God. I would love to hear any tips you have for this.
The kids tend to anticipate Lent, because our parish does a great job preparing them for the meaning of the season with our annual Lent Day. Rice Bowls help with the meaning of giving alms, as does a visual aide for sacrifice, like a crown of thorns.
This year I would like to really work on our Rosary habit, and Lent is a good time to do that. There are Rosary and prayer resources on the Living Liturgy resources page.
Some Favorite Lenten Resources
As for Lent specifically, here are a few more resources to give you (and me) ideas for the season:
- Amongst Lovely Things : Preparing for a Simple Lent
- A Meaningful Lent: The Monstrously Long Post
- A Round-up of Lenten Resources
- A Family Journey with Jesus Through Lent: Prayers and Activities for Each Day
- The Way of the Cross for Children
- Pray the Liturgy of the Hours in Three Easy Steps
- Saint of the Day for Kids app review
The Lent Planner
You can download your Lent Planner here. I would love to hear how you plan to use it. What will you focus on this season?
Linking up with the Keep Love in Lent carnival hosted by these bloggers: