Make Lent a time for stewardship

lent cross purpleLent is the season for introspection and self-reflection, when we prepare our hearts and minds for Easter through special prayers and spiritual disciplines.

This year make stewardship a focus of your Lenten practices. Devotionals, prayers and ideas can help you grow as a steward. Rebound from Easter as an inspired, equipped and excited steward, ready to lead yourself and your congregation on the paths of stewardship.

Here are some resources that can help you focus on stewardship for Lent.

Stewardship Principles Devotional – From Luther Seminary, this Lenten resource explores 10 stewardship themes in well-crafted daily meditations from Ash Wednesday to Easter.  Great for individual devotion or in a small-group ministry. Created for Lent 2012, time has not tarnished its insights. Adjust the dates and you’ve got something special.

Forty Days, Forty Ways to Exercise Good Stewardship – A list of ideas: What can be more simple than that? The International Catholic Stewardship Council has put together an assortment of good suggestions that will help you lean into stewardship this Lent.

God Provides Enough for Us All – Presbyterians for Earth Care has prepared this timely devotional perfect for congregational study groups and individuals alike to explore God’s abundance during Lent 2020. Devotionals include Scripture and commentary for for Ash Wednesday, Sundays in Lent, plus Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

Care for Creation Lenten Calendar 2020 – Print this out and hang it on your refrigerator! Every day during Lent there’s a creation care idea for you to think about or act upon. One day it might be Scripture, another day a factoid, another day a quote from a Christian Leader. From Catholic Climate Covenant.

Celebrate/Explore Creation Care for Lent – Civilization is waking up to the reality that the environment is the Number One issue facing us today. Bring some ecological consciousness into your congregation this Lent. Lutherans Restoring Creation has gathered together a number of great resources for study and exploration.

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