Ideas for lent

Now is the time to start thinking about Lent for next year, especially if you need to order books or consult with others...Remember, 10th of February is not that far way factoring in holidays and the like...

So here's a few ideas to throw into the mix.  Click on the images to see purchasing info...

Reflections for Lent is designed to enhance your spiritual journey through the forty days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday (10 February - 26 March 2016). Covering Monday to Saturday each week, it offers reflections on readings from the Common Worship Lectionary, written by some of today's leading spiritual and theological writers. Each day includes: * Full lectionary details for Morning Prayer * A reflection on one of the Bible readings * A Collect for the day This volume offers daily material for 10 February to 26 March 2016, taken from the Reflections for Daily Prayer 2015/16 annual edition. It is ideal for individuals and groups seeking Lectionary-based reflections for use during Lent and Holy Week, or for anyone wishing to try Reflections for Daily Prayer before committing to a year's worth of material. It also features a simple form of morning and night prayer and a guide to keeping a good Lent.

At times prayer can seem like hard work or a bit of a mystery. At other times, it's an encounter with the Living God.

Wherever you are on the journey of faith, Life Source will encourage a discovery of new-found joy and delight in prayer for novices and old hands alike.

Ideal for Lent, cell or house groups, the course combines Bible study and discussion with a creative, hands-on exploration of five prayer patterns drawn from Christianity's rich heritage. The interactive sessions explore:

  • Source of life - prayer as relationship
  • Source of joy - prayer as enjoying God
  • Source of light - prayer as listening
  • Source of wholeness - prayer as honesty
  • Source of love - prayer as care

Each session contains enough material for 90 minutes and includes:

  • Guidelines for group study, with full background notes for leaders
  • Interactive activities
  • Questions for discussion
  • Multi-media ideas e.g. film and music
  • Resources for worship

And lastly...

Each of the 5 week studies in the "Grass Roots Series" of 17 titles ($9.50 Australia, Also available in New Zealand, USA, UK and a number of other overseas countries.) Studies commence with (a) Material to consider prior to the study. (b) An 'Ice Breaker'. A short activity to help participants to get to know one another better. (c) A reading to set the nights tone followed by a series of questions to consider on the topic. This section finishes with a thought provoking statement. (d) Once the closing prayer is said, the innovative suggestions for supper can be taken up. (e) The study finishes with suggestions of what to do for the next week. (hospitality after the study is encouraged)