Bible Verses, Quotes, and Images to Inspire You During Lent

March 17, 2019

“He seeks us before we dream of seeking Him; He knocks before we invite Him in; He loves us before we respond.”—Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

“But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”—1 Peter 4:13

Silhouette of man kneeling in front of cross near body of water at sunset

“How can we complain when He Himself was considered ‘as one struck by God and afflicted”?—St. Therese of Lisieux

“You do not need to use many or high-sounding words. Just repeat often, ‘Lord, show me Your mercy as you know best.’ Or, ‘God, come to my assistance’.” St. Marcarius of Alexandria

Crucifix with red cloth draped on it

“Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.”—Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

“Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experience of suffering is required of your brotherhood throughout the world.”—1 Peter 5:8-9

Ashes in the shape of a cross on a person's forehead

 

“Lenten practices of giving up pleasures are good reminders that the purpose of life is not pleasure. The purpose of life is to attain to perfect life, all truth, and undying ecstatic love—which is the definition of God. In pursuing that goal we find happiness. Pleasure is not the purpose of anything; pleasure is a by-product resulting from doing something that is good. One of the best ways to get happiness and pleasure out of life is to ask ourselves, ‘How can I please God?’ and, ‘Why am I not better?’ It is the pleasure seeker who is bored, for all pleasures diminish with repetition.”—Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

“The ultimate goal of fasting is to help each one of us to make a complete gift of self to God.”—Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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“’Even now,’” declares the LORD, ‘return to Me with your whole heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.’”—Joel 2:12

 

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