Entering Lent

Lent photos

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.

– Erin