“What are you giving up for Lent?”
This is a typical question for this time of year.
Some give up sweets; others give up fast food. Some give up soft drinks; others give up social media. Some give up online shopping; others give up meat. We naturally drift toward giving things up for Lent, as this season is usually about fasting from something in order to spend more time with God. But what if we take a different approach during this season of Lent? Instead, what if we add something to our days?
We know many of you are trying to get in better habits of reading your Bible each day, but it can be hard to know where and how to even begin. Not having a plan behind our biblical reading is bound to leave us confused and burned out. The need for intentional, guided time in the Word inspired us to create Bible Studies for Life’s 40 Days in the Gospels.
This Lent reading plan consists of 40 days of time in Scripture. Each day, we give you a different passage to read, pray through, and journal about. Whether your time in the Word takes place in the morning, at night, or even during your lunch break, there is nothing but good that can come from this intentional practice.
The Scripture passages are drawn from the Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—which cover the life of Jesus. These readings will conclude on the last day of the Lent season, Easter Sunday. We figured there was no better way to spend Lent and await Easter than reflecting on Jesus’ life and ministry!
Our hope and prayer behind these 40 Days in the Gospels is that they bring you into a natural rhythm of spending time in God’s Word each day. Fill out the form below to download your 40 Days in the Gospels reading plan!
Cynthia Lewark says
This did not take me to the Lent 40 Day Challenge Bible verses’
Andrew Hudson says
You’re getting a peek behind the curtain!! We haven’t launched the Lent Challenge (officially) just yet, but we’ve put a placeholder PDF of the New Year’s Assessment. YOU ARE ON THE BALL!!! Lent is quickly approaching, so be on the watch for it VERY soon!
Giving up ourselves to God through the sacrament of repentance is one of the great way to celebrate Lent. I think this is what God wants us to do as well. Dedicating yourself to prayer and fasting in these times will please him as well. Thank you.