40 Spiritual Practices for Lent

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40 Spiritual Practices for Lent

Day 1: Decide what you are going to give up for this Lent.

Day 2: Pray for someone in your community.

Day 3: Pay it forward – do a kind act for someone.

Day 4: No fried food day.

Sunday* (Lent is not observed on Sundays)

Day 5: No social networking (i.e. facebook, twitter, etc.).

Day 6: Call someone you have not called in a while.

Day 7: Listen to “Let It Go” and decide one thing you will let go – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk .

Day 8:  Pray for our government.

Day 9:  Pay it forward – do a generous act for someone

Day 10: No fast food day.

Sunday

Day 11: No social networking (i.e. facebook, twitter, etc.).

Day 12: Spend 10 minutes alone.

Day 13: Listen to this song and declare a “I Won’t Complain Day” –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ_V5Jdoy2g .

Day 14: Pray for your church.

Day 15: Pay it forward – do a service for someone.

Day 16: No junk food day.

Sunday

Day 17: No social networking (i.e. facebook, twitter, etc.).

Day 18: Write a letter or text message to a friend.

Day 19: Listen to “Happy” and choose one thing in which you are grateful – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM .

Day 20: Pray for someone who you do not like.

Day 21: Pay it forward – decide an amount and give someone money

Day 22: No meat day.

Sunday

Day 23: No social networking (i.e. facebook, twitter, etc.).

Day 24: Read Psalm 139 and pray or journal

Day 25: Listen to “Cup Song,” think of someone you miss, and what they added to your life –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr0FLbg7CRI .

Day 26: Pray for a world event that concerns you.

Day 27: Pay it forward – Donate to a charity organization of your choice.

Day 28: No snack day.

Sunday

Day 29: No social networking (i.e. facebook, twitter, etc.)

Day 30:  Eat a piece of fruit slowly savoring each bite.

Day 31:  Listen to “Blurred Lines” and meditate on where are the lines blurred in your life and what are you seeking clarity for from God –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDUC1LUXSU .

Day 32:  Pray for peace.

Day 33:  Pay it forward – Give a special gift to someone else.

Day 34:  No candy day.

Sunday

Day 35: No social networking (i.e. facebook, twitter, etc.).

Day 36: Pray for someone you do not like.

Day 37: Listen to “Say Something” and think is there something you need to say to someone NOW – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2U0Ivkn2Ds .

Day 38: Pray anonymously for a member in your church.

Day 39: Pay it forward – say something affirming to someone.

Day 40: Decide what you are taking with you from Lent into your daily living.

 

Bonus spiritual discipline

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