How Lent Works

Remember you are dust

How have you prepared for Easter in the past? Like most of us, maybe you’ve given up chocolate, or tried to pray more. Christ is commanding us to live a life of prayer, asceticism, and fraternity year-round.

Though, during Lent he invites us to go even deeper by increasing our fervor for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. 

Unlike Exodus 90, in this exercise you are permitted to take warm showers, drink alcohol, and—when you’re with others—watch sports. But don’t be fooled, this will still be a very challenging 40 days of preparation for living the Christian life, the rest of your life. You can check it out here.

During the 46 days

What you’ll do during Lent:

    • Pray a holy hour (a minimum of 20 minutes of silent contemplative prayer) daily.
    • Abstain from desserts and sweets.
    • Abstain from eating between meals.
    • Abstain from soda or sweet drinks (white milk, black coffee, and black tea are permissible).
    • Get a full night’s sleep (at least seven hours is recommended).
    • Practice regular, intense exercise (at least 3 days a week).
    • Abstain from video games.
    • Abstain from watching television, movies, or televised sports alone.
    • Abstain from non-essential material purchases.
    • Only listen to music that lifts the soul to God.
    • Only use the computer for work, school, or essential tasks (e.g., paying bills).
    • Only use mobile devices for essential communications; cut out non-essential texting, app, and internet use.
    • Take Wednesdays and Fridays as days of fasting. (Abstain from meat and only eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.)
    • Attend weekly fraternity meeting.
    • Check-in with your anchor daily.

    And to dust you shall return.

    Lent 2021 is a spiritual exercise for men that will immerse you in the Christian life and lead you through likely one of the most fruitful Lenten seasons you have ever experienced. Throughout these 40 days, allow the daily scriptures and reflections provided to be your guide as you begin your disciplined life of prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. 

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    The first seven days of Lent are free. On Day 8, you’ll be invited to join Exodus Membership for $90 / year or $10 / month. As a member, you’ll have full access to more than 1,000+ days of reflections, including Exodus 90, Lent, Advent, and our NEW Biblical Series for men. All designed to help you grow closer to God, and to become a better husband and father.

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    • Seasonal programs for Advent and Lent
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