Lent is a time to get closer to God. We take on certain practices with greater depth during this time and try to give them more importance so that they would become integrated into our everyday life.
The most fundamental practice for Lent, and in our lives, is daily prayer.
During their forty years in the desert, the Israelites would meet with God in the so-called ‘tent of the meeting’ in the wilderness. Now in Jesus, God has pitched his Tent amongst us in a new and unique way.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1: 14
We can meet Him everyday in the Scriptures, in the Eucharist, in our time of personal prayer. The most important thing is to start doing so regularly by deliberately giving prayer priority and setting aside some time to meet with God.
“Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. Revelation 21:3
Make it a point to set some time apart each day to meet God in prayer.
This article is part of a series “Meant for Lent.” Read the next one here.