Lenten Calendar Templates 2012

Feb 12, 2012

Here is the link to two calendar templates for Lent. Lent starts with Ash Wednesday on February 22.

If you are looking for a Lenten discipline, consider praying on a calendar template for the forty days.  It’s a simple, not very time-consuming discipline. Here are some ideas for ways to use the calendar:

• Pray for a person each day.
• Pray or meditate on a word of Scripture or a spiritual/religious word: peace, salvation, joy, Jesus, redeem, love….
• Write a different name for God (Almighty One, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Beloved Savior, Blessed Redeemer…) each day and just hang out with God as you draw. Try using the name you choose in all of your prayers that day.
• Pray a short phrase of Scripture: “Create in me a clean heart, O God,” “Surely, it is God who saves me,”…..
• Meditate on “things done and things left undone.”—a confessional  calendar
• Make a gratitude calendar.

I like to print the template and blow it up to fit a piece of 11×17 card stock–129% works well.  To download one of the templates below, click on the one you want. For the beehive/hexagonal calendar you can decide where the dates go. Both calendars have 46 days on them. (Sundays do not officially count as days of Lent or fasting but as days of celebration. For me it’s easier just to stay with the program of whatever discipline I choose for the whole 46 days.)