Lent Resources

For both congregations and individuals to help broaden and deepen our spiritual practice in Lent.

THE WAY OF LOVE  is a way of life and a commitment to follow Jesus. It gives us an intentional set of seven practices to order our days, inspire our ministry and deepen our faith. Lenten resources for "Living a Life Transformed by the Way of Love" can be found HERE, including curriculum for hosting a Quiet Day or a weekly Adult Forum. 

Forward Movement is offering Choose Lent, Choose Jesus: three Lenten paths based on the Way of Love practices, including Pray, Go, and Worship. Not sure which path is best for you? Take this quiz: How will you move forward this Lent? 

The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire is honored to partner with the Black Heritage Trail of NH to offer a collection of short readings on little known historic figures from NH's African American community for our 2019 Lenten Program. To register to receive one story a day through Lent, click HERE.



Additional suggestions for Lent Resources, following the Way of Love, are here:

WAY OF LOVE: TURN 

Pause, listen, and choose to follow Jesus.

Join the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire's Reconciliation Commission in learning the little known stories of our African American brothers and sisters through a daily story and prayer in collaboration with the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire. Sign up for daily emails or follow on Facebook. Series will culminate with Stations of the Cross on Good Friday where we will walk with Jesus through our history of oppression to repentance at the foot of the cross. Registration to participate will be coming soon, stay tuned.

"Shame, Narcissism, and Healing the Human Spirit" is a 12-part video series on YouTube with Bishop Rob and Dr. Patricia Gianotti, a member of Christ Church, Exeter, facilitated by Dr. Christyne Sieve, a member of St. John's Church, Portsmouth. Discussion questions can be found at the beginning and end of each video for facilitator use to guide Lenten programming.

WAY OF LOVE: LEARN 

Reflect on scripture every day, especially on the life and teachings of Jesus

Check out the Good Book Club and read Romans or Luke and Acts in their entirely, with lots of support for the journey.


Go to Forward Day by Day (app, daily email or booklet) to read daily scripture, a brief reflection, and morning, noon, and evening prayer.

WAY OF LOVE: PRAY 

Dwell intentionally with God each day.

One way to spend time with Jesus in prayer is to read, pray, and reflect using the prayer journal provided by " Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John" offered by the Society of St. John the Evangelist.


Go to Pray as You Go (or download app) to listen to a daily scripture reading, spend time in prayer and beautiful music.


WAY OF LOVE: WORSHIP

 Gather in community weekly to thank, praise, and dwell in God.

Commit to traveling the Way of Love with Jesus and with the worldwide Anglican communion by worshipping on Ash Wednesday and on each of the six Sundays in Lent, before joining for the full experience of Holy Week - from the passion of Palm Sunday, to foot washing on Maundy Thursday, to stations of the cross on Good Friday, to Easter vigil on Saturday night, and finally to Easter morning, when we bring back our Alleluias!

Open up the Eucharist in a new way by watching "How2ucharist" - a newly launched digital instructed Eucharist.

Take an online class in Prayerbook Studies through ChurchNext.

Listen to LENT: Liturgical Folk, Vol. 4

WAY OF LOVE: BLESS

Consider expressing your gratitude for the many gifts and blessings of this life through the United Thank Offering. Here's a Lenten calendar from UTO, with suggestions for how to make giving out of thankfulness part of your Lent practice.

WAY OF LOVE: GO

Join the NH Council of Churches or Voices of Faith and the  NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty at vigils in Concord and around the state in support of death penalty repeal, immigration reform, a moral budget, or other justice issues you are called to stand up for.  


Cross boundaries through Lenten Meditations with  Episcopal Relief and Development.

WAY OF LOVE: REST

Lay people are invited to join Bishop Rob for a Quiet Day during Lent on March 23, 2019. More information and registration will be available soon. 
Check out  Meditations for Lent and the Poetry of Lent on the Salt Project blog.

Living Compass offers "Living Well Through Lent" in a printed booklet for purchase, or you can sign up for 47 daily emails as a devotional companion for each day of Lent.  

For ideas to adapt any of these activities, and more for children, families and inter-generational worship Lenten practices, go to Build Faith and Faith At Home through FORMA.