THE LENTEN SEASON
Ash Wednesday, February 17 – Holy Saturday, April 3, 2021
The Holy Day of Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. It represents the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness. This 40-day period for Christians is a time to reflect, fast and give penance in preparation for the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday.
Remember it is only the power of Jesus’ shed blood on Calvary’s cross that can wash you clean and enable you to start a new life of praise and thanksgiving to your Heavenly Father. Know that God can restore each of us to a new life, no matter what our sins have been.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)
“Lord, who throughout these forty days,
For us did fast and pray,
Teach us with you to mourn our sins,
And close by you to stay.
As you with Satan did contend,
And did the vict'ry win,
O give us strength in you to fight,
In you to conquer sin…”