Lent Photo a Day Observance

Have your camera phones at-the-ready!

Lent is the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday (not including Sundays). Traditionally, it is a season for fasting and repentance, a season of soul-examination drawing from Jesus’ experience in the wilderness. This year, Lent starts on Wednesday, March 6 and lasts until Saturday, April 20.

For Lent some adopt a practice to give up something. That may be what God is calling you to do. This is a different sort of Lenten practice. Every day there will be a word. The practice is to take a photo to match the word. The photo may be one you take that day or it may be one you already have in your gallery.

Below is a word list that has been intentionally put together by the staff. One word for every day of Lent. As you are living your life--and creating this intentional focus--look for that one picture that captures the word. Then please upload this picture to the Spirit & Life Facebook page (the generic Spirit & Life Facebook page, not the Bilingual Facebook page). On the morning of each day there will be a post with the word and you can upload your picture in the comments as a way for this reflection to be shared among the church family.

 40 days is a long period of time. Don’t be surprised that at some point in the middle you start to feel a “discipline” aspect and you start seeing God’s hand all around you. This Lenten practice requires you to have an intentional focus as you prepare your soul for the joy of Easter. 

1 | March 6 | Dust

2 | March 7 | Journey

3 | March 8 | Wait

4 | March 9 | Peace

5 | March 11 | Faith

6 | March 12 | Pray

7 | March 13 | Listen

8 | March 14 | Remember

9 | March 15 | With

10 | March 16 | Deny

11 | March 18 | Wilderness

12 | March 19 | Gratitude

13 | March 20 | Bless

14 | March 21 | Power

15 | March 22 | Heal

16 | March 23 | Redeem

17 | March 25 | Love

18 | March 26 | Presence

19 | Mar 27 | Silence

20 | Mar 28 | Dwell

21 | Mar 29 | Free

22 | March 30 | Beloved

23 | April 1 | See

24 | April 2 | Breathe

25 | April 3 | Return

26 | April 4 | Forgiven

27 | April 5 | Cover

28 | April 6 | Grace

29 | April 8 | Pursued

30 | April 9 | Companion

31 | April 10 | Hunger

32 | April 11 | Wonder

33 | April 12 | Carry

34 | April 13 | Enter

35 | April 15 | Holy

36 | April 16 | Follow

37 | April 17 | Hope

38 | April 18 | Commune

39 | April 19 | Dark

40 | April 20 | Void