Lent begins on Wednesday, March 5. This season—the 40 days before Easter—is a journey up to Holy Week, when we remember Jesus’ death for us and we celebrate his resurrection. Lent is a time to go deeper in some of our spiritual practices, things like prayer, self-examination, fasting, and giving. It’s a way of giving God a little more space in our lives as he shapes us to look like our crucified and risen Savior.
This year, we’re offering you a word-a-day journey through Lent. Each day there is one word and one verse for you to reflect on, pray about—and look for in the world around you. When you see it, snap a photo with Instagram and share it. Together we’ll build a visual record of all the places we see God at work in us and in the world around us.
Want to participate?
- In Instagram, follow @restoarts, and then @restoarts will follow you.
- Each day, take a photo, label it with the day’s word, and tag it with #restoarts. Share it on Facebook too!
Not on social media?
- Simply reflect on the daily word and verse, asking God what he wants to say to you through them.
- Follow along on our website. A selection of photos on the home page will take you to a full gallery of everyone’s pictures.
Need a reminder?
- We’ll send you a daily email or text with the day’s word and verse. Sign up here.
Here’s your Lenten word-a-day:
|March 5||Fast||Isaiah 58:6|
|March 6||Thirst||Matthew 5:6|
|March 7||Humble||Isaiah 58:5|
|March 8||Longing||Psalm 84:2|
|March 9||Chosen||Isaiah 42:1|
|March 10||Sober||I Peter 5:8|
|March 11||Gentle||Isaiah 42:3|
|March 12||Repent||2 Chronicles 7:14|
|March 13||Justice||Isaiah 42:4|
|March 14||Expectation||Jeremiah 29:11|
|March 15||Temptation||Matthew 18:7|
|March 16||Servant||Isaiah 49:7|
|March 17||Pray||Mark 1:35|
|March 18||Gathered||Isaiah 49:5|
|March 19||Broken||Psalm 51:17|
|March 20||Light||Isaiah 49:6|
|March 21||Wilderness||Deuteronomy 2:7|
|March 22||Fed||Deuteronomy 8:3|
|March 23||Obey||Isaiah 50:5|
|March 24||Honest||1 John 1:8-9|
|March 25||Trust||Isaiah 50:10|
|March 26||Cusp||Isaiah 43:19|
|March 27||Help||Isaiah 50:7|
|March 28||Listen||Proverbs 8:34|
|March 29||Hope||Ezra 10:2|
|March 30||Sorrow||Isaiah 53:3|
|March 31||Still||Psalm 37:7|
|April 1||Judgment||Isaiah 53:8|
|April 2||Receive||Proverbs 10:8|
|April 3||Sin||Isaiah 53:12|
|April 4||Quiet||Zephaniah 3:17|
|April 5||Forgive||Colossians 3:12-13|
|April 6||Barren||Isaiah 54:1|
|April 7||Wait||Psalm 38:15|
|April 8||Compassion||Isaiah 54:8|
|April 9||Form||Galatians 4:19|
|April 10||Love||Isaiah 54:10|
|April 11||Mourn||Joel 2:12-13|
|April 12||Prepare||John 14:2-3|
|April 13||Praise||Isaiah 61:3|
|April 14||Good news||Isaiah 61:1|
|April 15||Honor||Is 8:12-13|
|April 16||Suffer||Luke 17:25|
|April 17||Serve||John 13:14|
|April 18||Remember||Luke 23:46|
|April 19||Dead||Matt 27:59-60|
|April 20||Life||John 20:31|
I’m looking forward to journeying through this season with you.