During this Lenten season our church will continue our study of Exodus. The wilderness plays an important role in Exodus and in the life of Jesus. Israel wandered the wilderness for 40 years. Jesus faced temptation in the wilderness for 40 days. In both cases, the wilderness was preparation for something significant; it prepared Israel to enter Canaan, and it prepared Jesus’ execution on a cross. Similarly, Lent is a 40 day season of preparation and repentance in the wilderness, anticipating Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. Participating in the season of Lent better prepares us to enter the season of Eastertide. We’ve compiled this guide to help you keep a Holy Lent; we want to engage in a set of repeated practices for each day of the week as a way to become aware of God’s presence with us in the wilderness.