Journey with us through the wilderness

LENT 2021
- Fast every Thursday, breaking fast with one meal at the end of the day.
- Set aside one thing in your life that may function as a distraction from what God wants to show you during this season.  
- Pray for 30 minutes each day, in the place of whatever it is you’re setting aside for Lent.

This week we’re praying for:

Depending on your background, you may have different ideas of what Lent looks like. Lent is traditionally a 40-day period of observance through fasting, meant to mirror the 40 days that Jesus fasted in the wilderness, culminating in Holy Week and ending on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter.

Lent, like other fasting, is not meant to just empty us of the things of the world, but turn us towards the things of God, to be filled and better satisfied by them. We let go of our lesser loves and trade them for the greater love we find in Christ. 

During this year’s Lenten season, along with fasting and prayer, HMCC Austin is pressing into the story of Nehemiah, the testimony of God’s faithfulness in rebuilding a nation in disarray. 

Whether it’s your first time observing Lent or your fiftieth, we encourage you to join us as we continue in the way God leads, turning away from sin and distraction, facing the cross, and looking towards the victory we have in the death and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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