Through spiritual practice and prayer, we submit to the work of God’s spirit and are formed ever deeper into the image of Jesus.

This Lent Project, we are journeying into three core practices of life: lament, confession, and forgiveness.

Pick one of the thematic practices below (hover over the image for a few different ways to engage in practice).

Catalog/share your process (#TheLentProject).

R E F L E C T I N G

name how & where you feel lament
in the following areas:

personal relational local national global

C R E A T I N G

through art, dialogue, or hospitality
create a communal space for lament

M O V I N G

fill a small bowl with salt & another with water
place a pinch of salt in the water
to mark & remember sadness, grief, or longing

R E F L E C T I N G

where have I gone astray, both in what has been done and what has been left undone?
how do I walk the path toward healing?

C R E A T I N G

through art, design, organizing, or craftsmanship
create a confession booth - a space not to hide wrongs committed but to dwell in God’s healing light

M O V I N G

in a space absent of light
speak: “God, have mercy on me, a sinner”
with a candle or lamp, illuminate that space
speak: “God Who Sees Me, I am your beloved”

R E F L E C T I N G

where do you need to receive forgiveness?
where do you need to extend forgiveness?

C R E A T I N G

choose an artistic medium and convey the
taste, smell, touch, sound & sight
of forgiveness

M O V I N G

grip your hands as tightly as you can
release the grip & open your hands
repeat/hold each posture for a minute or two
notice tension, focus & breath in each posture