For centuries, Christians have observed the season of Lent as a period of renewed spiritual practice. “An Invitation to a Holy Lent” in the Prayerbook (p. 265), encourages us to prayer, fasting and charity, as well as reading and meditating on God’s holy word.
Over the years, we have followed this last suggestion by using various printed Lenten meditation books. Now Lent has entered the digital age. Here a few choices for observing a Lenten practice on the go, while sitting in your office, or in place you have internet access.
Pray As You Go http://www.pray-as-you-go.org is an ministry of the Jesuits in England. Each day the site offers you a passage of scripture and some questions to meditate on. It also uses a wide variety of music as a backround and aid to concentration.
A Framework for Freedom http://ssje.org/lent is offered by the Society of St. John the Evangelist, an Anglican Benedictine men’s religious community based in Cambridge, MA. In the daily video, a brother discusses developing a personal rule of life – a way to orient one’s life around spiritual values.
Day 1, the Christian radio and online community offers daily reflections on the Psalms at http://day1.org/3652-spending_lent_in_the_psalms__daily_meditations.
The newssource Huffingtonpost offers a variety of daily readings from noted religious authors for each day of this season http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/lent.
d365, a cooperative Christian ministry for youth and young adults offers http://www.d365.org/journeytothecross, a daily devotional composed of prayer, scripture, and reflection.
Choose one and follow it through the season, or mix and match as the Spirit moves you. However you use these materials, they will deepen your connection with God and prepare to celebrate the Resurrection at Easter.