Lent is the 40-weekday period from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday which is observed by Christians as preparation for Easter. It involves fasting and penitence.
“The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, mortifying the flesh, repentance of sins, almsgiving, and self-denial. In Lent, many Christians commit to fasting, as well as giving up certain luxuries in order to replicate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s journey into the desert for 40 days.” (Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia)
Lent is the time for all to search our hearts and our minds and access how we feel about our association with God. To seek ways to change our perspectives of what life and belief in the Lord mean to us.
We need to be in constant prayer to God to help in the evaluation of ourselves and seek his opinion and appraisal of how obedient a Christian we are to him. We need to place his evaluation of us over that of mankind.
No one is perfect. Some need to pray for guidance by the holy spirit to overcome bad habits, misdeeds and lack of caring for others as we should. God can wipe our slate clean and allow us to become better Christians with his guidance and grace.
Let us right this ship that is us, and sail in the direction of eternal life that is only possible through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. The only way to the father.
Dear Lord, guide us through this Lenten season with your wisdom and power, to become better Christians towards others and to follow your commandments as we should to be better servants of your Kingdom. Amen.