Lord, how good it is for us to be here -- Matthew 17

Teen Playlist Living Lent

 

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and continues for 40 days.  

During these weeks Catholics prepare for Easter by practicing Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving.

Our parish has chosen for our Lenten theme this year "Everlasting Love."

This playlist will help you experience God's everlasting love for you this Lent by giving you starting places for your daily prayer.

 

(You can find more Prayer Playlists for teens HERE.)

 

Here are some Scripture passages about God's everlasting love for us:

                       Jer 31:3

                       Psalm 103:17

                       Psalm 63:3

                       Isaiah 54:10

                       Psalm 36:7  

Here are the Sunday Mass readings for the month of March:

                       March 7, Third Sunday of Lent

                       March 14, Fourth Sunday of Lent

                       March 21, Fifth Sunday of Lent

                       March 28, Palm Sunday

                       Holy Thursday

                       Good Friday

                       Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil 

Here are the Scripture passages we will be using at our Parish Monday evening Lenten prayer:

                        Ephesians 2:4-10

                        Romans 12:1-2

                        Matthew 6:19-21

                        Psalm 145:13-21

                        1John 1:5-9

Here are a few blog articles to give you some inspiration this Lent:

                        When Lent Feels Joyless: 7 Tips to Make it Joyful

                          7 Reasons to Use Your Phone More This Lent 

                         Lent: The Cure for My Laziness  

                         Every Phase of Lent You've Ever Felt

 

Here are some videos explaining the basics of Lent:

                       Lent in 3 Minutes

                       Catholic Central:  Lent

Here are a few videos to help you reflect on the meaning of Lent:

                        Go Into the Desert This Lent 

                        How to Do Lent Differently

Here's a wonderful series of 2 minute Lenten videos from the Jesuits

                        You can subscribe to receive one of these videos each day of Lent HERE.

 

Sarah Hart, To The Desert Follow Me

Bethell, We Dance

Audrey Assad, Even Unto Death

Matt Maher, Lead Me Home

Matt Maher, Lay It Down

Steffany Gretzinger, No Fear In Love

Jadon Lavik, I Surrender All

Tree 63, All Because of You

Building 429, Best and Worst

Third Day, Your Love Endures Forever

 

Spend some time in prayer (just in your head or maybe writing/sketching in your journal) wondering:

  • In what way does this season of Lent feel special or meaningful to you?
  • How is your daily practice of prayer deepening this Lent?
  • Have you given up anything this Lent? In your experience, how does fasting help your faith?
  • What can you let go of to make more room for God in your life?
  • How can you give to others this Lent?  In other words, how can you practice almsgiving?
  • What's your deepest hope for how this Lent will change your relationship with God?

 

Here's a  great verson of Stations of the Cross from Cornerstone Media designed for teens using populer music (30 minutes long).

Here's another  Stations of the Cross from the Midwest Jesuits that you can listen to in 30 minutes.

From Ashes to Glory by Joseph Tetlow, SJ has a brief reflection and Examen prayer for each week of Lent.

Pray As You Go is offering a weekly Lenten retreat podcast for 2021 called Growing Back Better.

God In All Things also has a weekly Lenten podcast called Purple Rain.

 

For a selection of meat-free recipes from around the world for your Lenten Fridays, check out this list from Catholic Relief Services (and while you are on their site, learn a little about their global ministries and make a donation if you can).

Learn how to make a Lenten spiral candle holder (sort of like an Advent wreath, but for Lent!) HERE, and learn how to pray with it HERE.

Give Up Your Mess for Lent with the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge.

 

Growing in Friendship With God is a weekly Lenten meditation series from Ignation Spirituality.

For a mid-day prayer break, try this Lunch Time Examen from Ignatian Spirituality.

Arts and Faith for Lent Visual Prayer Experience:  weekly 3-minute audio/visual reflections that use artwork to explore Lenten stories.

Book suggestion:  Father James Martin, SJ, Learning to Pray.

If you are interested in reading the entire Bible but don't know how to tackle it, Father Mike Schmitz and Ascension Press are offering daily podcasts to get you through the Bible In A Year.

 

 

 

 

(You can find more Prayer Playlists for teens HERE.)