40 Ideas On Keeping a Holy Lent
Day 1: Pray for someone you dislike.
Day 2: Take a walk around your neighborhood.
Day 3: Don’t turn on the car radio.
Day 4: Visit a shut-in or Assisted Living Facility.
Day 5 (Sunday): Take 5 minutes of silence at noon.
Day 6: Look out the window until you find something of beauty you had not noticed before.
Day 7: Give 5 items of clothing to Goodwill.
Day 8: Do someone else’s chore.
Day 9: Let someone else have the parking space you were going to take.
Day 10: Buy a $5 fast food gift card to give to a homeless person you encounter.
Day 11 (Sunday): Call an old friend.
Day 12: Pray for people and situations in today’s news.
Day 13: Read Psalm 139.
Day 14: Pay a few sincere compliments.
Day 15: Don’t turn on the TV for a day.
Day 16: Make it a no complaining day.
Day 17 (Sunday): Forgive someone.
Day 18: Internet diet (No internet today).
Day 19: Write a kind note to a co-worker.
Day 20: Clean out a closet or a cupboard.
Day 21: Ask for help.
Day 22: Tell someone what you are grateful for their friendship.
Day 23 (Sunday): Introduce yourself to a neighbor.
Day 24: Read Psalm 121.
Day 25: Bake cookies or cupcakes and share with your neighbors.
Day 26: No shopping day.
Day 27: Write a thank you note to your Pastor.
Day 28: Light a candle and say a prayer.
Day 29 (Sunday): Write a “thinking of you” note to a friend.
Day 30: No texting for one day.
Day 31: Do a random act of kindness for someone.
Day 32: Donate food to a food bank or charity in need.
Day 33: Read John 8:1-11.
Day 34: Take a friend to lunch, your treat.
Day 35 (Sunday): Confess a secret to someone and ask for prayer.
Day 36: No sugar day – where else is there sweetness in your life?
Day 37: Give a rose to the person who does your hair or nails.
Day 38: Bring some extra snacks and share with someone.
Day 39: Pray for peace.
Day 40: Pray for someone who has hurt you, then decide which of these exercises you’ll keep for good.