Lent Bible Verses

Lent Scriptures and Bible Verses for Lenten Season - The time of Lent developed as part of the historical Christian calendar and is typically celebrated by Catholics and some mainline Protestant churches that follow a liturgical calendar. Although its format has varied throughout the centuries and throughout different cultures, the basic concept remains the same: to open our hearts to God's refining grace through prayer, confession, fasting, and almsgiving as we anticipate Holy Week.

Lent traditionally lasts forty days, modeled after Christ's forty day fast in the desert, and ends on Good Friday. In the Western Church, Lent officially begins with a reminder of our mortality on Ash Wednesday (this year, falling on February 17th - you can read more about the start and end of lent by visiting When is Lent?)

The scriptures below will help you focus on repentance and reflection during the season of Lent. Use this time to grow in your faith as you think upon all that Jesus Christ has done for you!

For a deeper study, read: What Is Lent? It's Biblical Meaning and Purpose.

Let us offer up this prayer as we focus on heart's affection and mind's attention on Jesus: Oh God, Whatever I can give up for Lent will never match what you gave. I’m not able to do what you have done, and my small actions serve only as desperate wildflowers waving in an open field of your mercy, in surrender to your majesty. As I clear away distractions you invite me to let go of, hear my prayer of gratitude. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice of your only Son, Jesus, so that I can know that no matter what the world tempts me with…there is power to overcome. In Jesus’ name, Amen.. (read more: Lent Prayers)

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