Lent 2021: Lent: A Time to Renew by Maria Wallace
"They who wait on the Lord will renew their strength."
February 19, 2021
Lent: A Time to Renew
Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter. The Lenten season is a time when we observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial, and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ -- his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial, and resurrection. This is a season of renewal.
As we look at the dismal conditions of our community – homelessness, lost wages, pandemic, lost education, and an insurrection, we need a season of renewal.
Although our circumstances might look bleak and unsurmountable, we know God never fails or leaves us alone. Renewal comes with change. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” (President Barack Obama) This is a time to renew.
Prayer: Lord, please renew my strength for the tasks ahead of me. When there’s the feeling of nothing left to give, fill me with your light, hold my hand, guide my feet because without You, I can do nothing. Amen
Sister Maria A. Wallace
The members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
have written their devotions and reflections on the impact of the season of Lent
in their lives. Each testimony in the booklet is a personal reflection of the
We welcome you on this journey with us as we discuss our sacrifices and hope
that some aspect of the scripture, reflections, or prayers will inspire you as you
experience the season.
Read along with us each day or download the book to read along with us offline. May God bless and keep you throughout this season of reflection.