Lenten Devotions

flowercrossThe Lenten season is a time for somber reflection on Jesus’ wandering in the wilderness and the ways in which we ourselves wander. Lent is an opportunity for us to re-examine our thoughts and actions and the ways in which they bring us nearer to or separate us from unity with God and the rest of creation.

For those interested in centering themselves in disciplines of care for the Earth and increased attention to climate change, we recommend the following resources. We hope that they aid clergy and lay leaders alike to observe Lent in positive and creation-honoring ways.

Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light Carbon-Free Lent Resources:

Carbon-free Lent Calendar 2014

Prayer and Action Guide: Fast from Carbon

Seattle-Specific Prayer and Action Guide: Fast from Carbon

Earth Ministry’s Blog: Lenten-themed blog entries

Kent Shifferd: Creation Care Lent Guide

New York Interfaith Power & Light: Powering Down: Less is More Proposal

Presbyterians for Earth Care: Living in Lent, Caring for Creation

Alternatives for Simple Living: 2010 Lenten Calendar

Blog: Green Lent

Catholic Ireland: Lent Together

Christian Prayers & Resources: Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter prayers and liturgy

Religion Link: Lent, Passover and Easter: A roundup of story ideas

The Daily Green: 9 Things You Can Give Up for Lent That Will Help the Environment

Passionist Earth and Spirit Center: Lent 4.5