The 40 days of Lent symbolize the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness after his baptism. It was a time of cleansing and prayer for Him, and it preceded the launching of his public ministry. So Jesus’ “Lent” was a time of deep inner transformation, through prayer and silence and fasting.
If you’ve never observed Lent before, Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. invites you to prayerfully and seriously consider participating in a Lenten journey this year along with people from all over the Great Plains and Christians all over the world.
In this video Bishop Saenz shares some ideas for books you may want to read during Lent. And he shares some thoughts on getting involved in one of your church’s studies or small groups during this time of year.