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5 Fun, Easy and Faith-Filled Ideas for Lent

Here are our favorite ways to make the most of the Lenten season.

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If you’re looking for fun, easy and faithful ideas for Lent, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll share some of our favorite ideas for digging into the meaning of Lent and making the most of this season. Whether you’re giving up something or taking on a new spiritual practice, we hope you’ll find these suggestions helpful and inspiring. Let’s get started!

Give up a streaming service for Lent.

This Lenten season, give up streaming services! Taking a break from Netflix, Hulu, or Disney+ can be quite challenging—no more relaxing on the couch with your favorite show! But using this time to reconnect with friends and family by playing board games together or going out for walks instead can have an incredibly positive impact on your relationships.

Furthermore, reducing TV time can help form healthier sleep patterns and bring more peace to your day. Diverting those funds you’d be spending on a streaming service to giving back to charities known to do amazing work can also make a big difference in somebody else’s life. So forego streaming services this Lent – although it may not be easy at first, you’ll find the experience immensely fulfilling and rewarding in the long run.

Spend more time working on a spiritual journal.

Writing in a spiritual journal can be incredibly rewarding. By exploring your relationship with yourself and your faith, you can become more aware of daily patterns and shifts that occur. Through this form of introspection, people find solace in knowing they have a place to record and reread moments of connection and growth. With practice, spiritual journaling can lead to greater mindfulness and centering, spreading through you into your spiritual community. So why not spend some time as part of your daily routine getting back in touch with what matters most?

READ MORE: 20 Lent Bible Verses for Reflection and Guidance

Participate in online faith groups.

Get connected to your faith with online groups! Whether you’re a gregarious sort who loves the sound of interaction or prefers to process in their own time, there is something for everyone. Participating in an online faith group is one of the best ways to stay connected and nurtured in your faith. It’s simple: choose a group you are interested in, join, and voila—you’re hooked! You can share thoughts, scripture quotes, and stories…the possibilities are endless! In addition, online faith groups provide an excellent opportunity to be around like-minded believers and shore up each other’s faith. So why wait? Connect with your community today!

Create a new prayer routine.

Starting a new prayer routine can be a meaningful way to create an enriching experience for anyone looking to strengthen their spiritual connection. As someone who enjoys praying and honoring their faith, further exploring their relationship with God can be exciting and intimidating. The key is to first take the time to identify what works best for each individual’s practice. Thankfully there are countless ways to approach prayer so everyone can find what will work with their lifestyle. Prayer should never feel like a chore but rather provide profound personal growth, peace and joy. Praying with commitment every day is achievable with some thoughtful trial and error. With just a few simple guidelines and open-mindedness, it’s possible to develop an individualized prayer experience that will be energizing on many levels.

READ MORE: 10 Inspiring Prayers for Lent and Fasting

Donate to a charity.

Why donate to charity? How can you make a difference by donating, even when your finances might be tight? While it’s true that money isn’t everything, it is undeniable how generous contributions can help individuals and charities in truly unique ways. Small donations help sustain and nurture good work through paychecks for staff members, funds for research, educational materials—the list goes on! So if you feel drawn to a cause close to your heart and want to do something to give back, why not donate today? You never know what impact your donation will have!

During the Lenten season, Christians worldwide will be giving up different vices and committing to new pious practices. Whether you give up social media for 40 days or alcohol, make sure to focus on adding spiritually fulfilling activities into your daily routine. Consider reading your Bible or a religious book for 20 minutes daily, praying more often, or going to confession once a week. By doing at least one additional faith-based activity each day, you can keep Lent fun while still growing in your spiritual journey. What are you doing this Lenten season to build your faith?

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