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Whether you are totally focused this Lent or Lent began and you weren’t really ready or feeling it;
I have a few ideas to help you jump in or recharge!
Let’s talk about how we can Pray – Fast – Give today.
A Long Lost Prayer
Pray from your heart
I came across this prayer written by Saint Anselm and I LOVE IT!
Written by Saint Anselm of Canterbury
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I love this prayer for a journal entry! Want to learn how to prayer journal in less than 10 minutes? Check out this video: Prayer Journaling
Why do it and how to start!
Almsgiving Ideas that Anyone Can Afford
Fast and Give
Lent calls us to pray, fast and give.
Sometimes we do one better than the other two. Often, we forget about that last one: give.
According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The foundational call of Christians to charity is a frequent theme of the Gospels. During Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on “almsgiving,” which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity.
If we are truly fasting, we should have some extra resources to give.
I just went food shopping and saw almost 10 chocolate treats that I wanted to buy but didn’t. If I did not give up chocolate for Lent, I would have spent at least 5 more dollars.
What am I doing with that 5 dollars? I should probably give it to a good cause or ministry.
If you are concentrating on doing more good deeds, giving is doing a good deed. And giving doesn’t always involve money.
You can give of your time. You can give away some of your possessions. You can give of your talent.
I wrote this article for Catholics Online and had so much fun finding unique ways to give! One includes baby blankets, another Legos and another a kickstarter for a Catholic Comic Book!
7 Unique Ways to Give Alms This Lent
Donate a Be Yourself Journal! You can donate one that I will give to a girl in need, OR you could purchase some and donate them to your parish or local Catholic School!!!
Need a Jolt to Your Lent?
Go to Confession. Especially if there is a voice in your head telling you not to. Haven’t been to Confession in quite some time?
I have this for you: Dear Catholic Who Hasn’t Been to Confession In . . .
Okay, let us know in the comments – which of these suggestions will you do TODAY!!?
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