For forty days, He walked through the desert.
Thirsty, hungry, tired, and tempted by the devil.
And He continued His walk all the way to His loving sacrifice for us on the cross.
A sacrifice for each and every one of us.
Together, as one community from all over the world, we’ll pray for 40 days leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection on Easter Sunday. We’ll journey through the life-changing spiritual awakening and wonder how we got there. Couples need to refresh their spiritual life too.
ideas for what you can do during Lent with your spouse? In no particular , take a look below
- Pray together everyday, if you’re not already doing so. [It might be good to also read Praying For (and With) Your Spouse by the Popcaks.]
- Read Scripture daily. Maybe a Psalm a day or a chapter from one of the Gospels.
- Read Forever: A Catholic Devotional for Your Marriage by the Angels. We did this during Lent one year since it’s 6 weeks long. It only takes 5 minutes a day!
- Do the enrichment program Beloved: Mystery & Meaning of Marriage. If your church parish has a subscription to Formed.org, you could do Beloved for free! There are 6 sessions, so you can do one each week in Lent.
- Sign up for the Pray More Retreat. It’s a self-paced online retreat with talks, videos, and study guides. The topics look so good and would be great conversation starters!
- Wake up earlier to connect and pray together.
- Go on a marriage retreat.
- Take Natural Family Planning classes, if you haven’t done so yet (or have been putting it off!).
- Don’t watch TV. But be sure to replace that TV time with something better!
- Pray a daily Rosary.
- Go to daily Mass during the week (in addition to meeting your Sunday obligation).
- Donate extra money to your church or favorite charity.
- Volunteer at your church and in your community.
- Read Three Secrets to Holiness in Marriage: A 33-Day Self-Guided Retreat for Catholic Couples by the DeMattes.
- Commit to not spending any money (other than necessities and usual bills) during Lent. Have a “no spend Lent”, if you will.
- Pray a Divine Mercy chaplet every day.
- Invite someone over for dinner each week. Maybe it’s time to work on hospitality!
- Pick a day each week to do hardcore fasting, like what’s done on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting together makes for some good accountability.