We will soon be entering the season of Lent, the 40 days (if you don’t count the Sundays) leading up to Easter, which Christians through the ages have often found to be a helpful time to reflect on all that Jesus is and all that he has done for us at the cross.
Whether or not Lent is something that you “observe” in the traditional sense, many PrayerMate users have found it a helpful time to seek to be a bit more intentional in our prayer lives and to follow along with some of the great range of devotional feeds that we’ve been able to make available thanks to the many organisations who have graciously shared their material.
Lent starts on Wednesday 6th March 2019 — so if you want a boost for your faith, why not install the PrayerMate app, hit the “Add +” button and find the section marked “Lent 2019”. We hope there’s something here for everybody! There’s a handful of paid feeds and also many free resources too.
The Beauty of the Cross — Tim Chester (£1.99 until 18th March)
Delight in the beauty of Christ afresh this Easter, with 47 days of short, stirring reflections from Isaiah chapters 52 and 53. If you subscribe by 18th March you can get it for the special discounted price of £1.99 (please note that at present these readings are only available during Lent itself).
© Tim Chester/The Good Book Company, 2019. Shared with permission. Subscribe here.
The Wonder of Easter — Ed Drew (£1.99 until 18th March)
An Easter Journey for the Whole Family
We are going to walk through Luke’s Gospel and parts of the Old Testament to discover why the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection is the most amazing story ever told.
Take ten minutes with your family each day to prepare for Easter.
If you subscribe by 18th March you can get it for the special discounted price of £1.99 (please note that at present these readings are only available during Lent itself)
By Ed Drew © Faith in Kids 2019 Subscribe here.
40acts — Stewardship (Free)
Do Lent Generously
40 days stretch before us. 40 days full of possibilities, opportunities and choices to make about living generously. So let’s gear up and get ready to give — wholeheartedly, creatively, even surprisingly, but above all, generously.. Subscribe here.
“I often forget the backstory of Easter. I forget what the stakes were to redeem my soul from the pit of darkness into which I was born. This year in the 40 days leading up to the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, I want to focus intentionally on my need for Him.
“I’m asking the Holy Spirit to soften my heart again. I want to draw my eyes toward the storyline of eternity and my need for an eternal Savior. Will you join me?”
Enough — Tearfund (Free)
ENOUGH: A series of prayers, poems and reflections for Lent.
ADDRESS THE EXCESS Your life is a beautiful, sacred gift. Yet the world keeps trying to tell you that you aren’t enough, that you need to add more to your life: more success, more money, more stuff. Lent is an opportunity to clear out the clutter, strip away the excess and rediscover the holiness at the heart of life. So join us this Lent as we tune in to the still small voice of calm that says: you are enough. Subscribe here.
The vision of SIM is to see a witness to Christ’s love where He is least known, disciples of Jesus expressing God’s love in their communities, and Christ-centred churches among all peoples. Through Lent 2019, this guide is to inform, inspire and invite readers like you to pray for SIM ministries and workers all around the world. Subscribe here.
A pattern for shared prayer as we renew our hope in our homes, schools, workplaces and churches during Lent each year. For each day in Lent, there is a very short Bible reading, reflection, prayer and suggested action. Subscribe here.
Other Prayer Plans
We also have several other excellent prayer plans available that you can subscribe to at any time, selecting your own start date, including 31 Days of Purity and some plans from Ligonier. In the PrayerMate app, open the “Add +” page and open “Lent 2019”. Alternatively, if you’re reading this on your phone then you can view the whole Lent gallery here.
PrayerMate is a free app designed to help you be consistent in praying regularly for yourself, for your loved ones and for God’s world. Get it free on iOS and Android . PrayerMate is a ministry of the charity Discipleship Tech .