Every year, it’s the same thing. I get all these great ideas in my head about all these great spiritual practices that I am going to do. All at once. While working. And homeschooling. Because I’m so great at it every other day of the year. Yep.
After writing another article, my plan for Lent was actually completely reworked to focus on the 3 pillars of Lent for the kids and myself.
In theory, I try to do a morning prayer & devotion time with the girls. Like with most things, I have an all or nothing mentality. My goal for Lent is for a morning prayer time together EVERY DAY even if it’s only the morning offering.
I will pause our reading of Tell Me About The Catholic Faith to do a Station of the Cross instead and watch the Way of the Cross on Fridays.
I also want to try to pray with my Mother’s Prayer Companion daily myself.
Due to my health, fasting isn’t really an option. The point of fasting is to mortify the body and to feed the soul. Since I received a copy of the Didache Bible from Ignatius to review, I am going to read from that for myself daily in the afternoon lull. The girls will get a daily bedtime story from Words To Dream On (review coming soon).
I was bummed to discover that the CRS Rice Bowl app didn’t include the fun donation suggestions that the paper chart includes. $1.25 for every meal you ate today, $0.25 for every window, etc. But, since I have the paper rice bowl sheet, my children & I will use it to put pledges into the app for Lenten almsgiving.
Bonus – the Magnificat Lenten Companion 2015 app
I have been stalking the App Store for weeks waiting for the Magnificat Lenten Companion 2015 app to come out. As it happens, I received an email from the folks at Magnificat offering a copy for review and one for a lucky reader!
I loved the Advent app and I’m excited to use the Lenten one, too! The Lenten app is set up in much the same way as the Advent companion was. It includes the Mass readings plus the prayers for morning, evening & night just like the regular Magnificat does. You can even schedule reminders in the app.
My favorite part of the app is the daily meditation. They are short, well written meditations tying together life & the Bible with a prayer and a suggested penance for the day. These are so wonderful. They are practical, short and spiritual, but not in a dry, boring way. I really enjoy them! The app also includes several other articles & things applicable during the season of Lent.
Interested in winning a copy? Use the widget below. Hurry, though, it ends Sunday at midnight so I can have it in your hot little hands for Ash Wednesday :).