Lent is a time of reflection, when we remember Christ’s 40 days in the wilderness, and think about his journey from Palm Sunday when he entered Jerusalem, through Good Friday when he died on the cross, to Easter Day, the day of his glorious resurrection, and the start of new life for all who believe in him.
It is also a time to reflect on ourselves and our own Christian journey. Are we travelling as we should, and are we giving ourselves to God, as he would like?
During Lent, from Sunday 5 March to Good Friday 14 April, there are 6 ‘prayer stations’ set up in church, each under the banner of ‘Giving ourselves to God’, and each encouraging us to reflect on how we might do this – through our hands, our feet, our minds, our hearts and our behaviours. At each station, there are suggested Bible passages, prayers and reflective questions, to help us with our personal reflection and meditation.
You are invited to come into the church at any time during this period, outside of scheduled services, to spend time at the 6 prayer stations. You can complete the journey in one visit, or you can make several visits; you can come on your own or in a group; you can come as a believer or as someone who wishes to find out more about what it is to be a Christian.
However you choose to make your personal prayer journey, we hope that you will join the multitude who have witnessed the joys of the risen Lord, and give him thanks and praise.