An introduction to Lenten prayer as a path to spiritual renewal.
Lent can be wonderful time of spiritual renewal, however for many, Lent and Lenten prayer is often thought of as an “ordeal.” What can often be overlooked amid Lenten observances, such as fasting, abstinence, or the common tradition of giving something up, is the opportunity Lent presents, through Lenten prayer and preparation, to deepen our commitment to a way of life rooted in our baptism.
Praying Lent: Renewing Our Lives on the Lenten Journey reminds the reader that if we focus too much on what we give up we may miss the message of what God wants to give us during this grace-filled time. Created in partnership with Creighton University’s popular Online Ministries, Praying Lent provides readers with a rich, full, and transformative Lenten prayer experience, one in which hearts, minds, and lives are truly renewed as Lent takes on a far deeper and more meaningful purpose.
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Andy Alexander, SJ, has spent many years of his priesthood in pastoral and ministry work. He served as a pastor for eight years in Milwaukee before coming to Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where he is vice president for University Ministry.
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Maureen McCann Waldron graduated from Creighton University with a degree in journalism, and then spent 22 years in corporate public relations. After receiving her master’s degree in Christian spirituality from Creighton, she joined Fr. Andy in Creighton’s Collaborative Ministry Office. There the two cofounded the Creighton University Online Ministries Web site. .
Praying Lent (10-Pack): Renewing Our Lives on the Lenten JourneyLenten prayer can be wonderful for spiritual renewal. Praying Lent (10-pack) reminds the reader to focus on what God gives us, rather than on what we give up.
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