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Journal Prompts for Lent

Lent is the 40 day liturgical season before the celebration of Easter. It is a season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. For Lent, we take away some of the luxuries we routinely enjoy to remember the sacrifice Christ made for us.

If you’re new to Lent, check out my beginner’s guide.

During this liturgical season, people give up or take up something to help them build their relationship with God. For some, having a daily journal is helpful to put time aside to reflect and pray.

These journal prompts for Lent are meant to help you think about what is helping or hurting your relationship with God and make adjustments as you can. While the topics have various themes, they are meant to help you reflect and grow.

Lent is technically the 40 days leading up to Easter, not including the Sundays. But if you want to journal on the Sundays as well, there are enough prompts below to do so.

If you’re looking for a journal for your Lenten reflections, consider purchasing a Spirit and Sparkle inspired journal on Amazon. All designs are available for Prime shipping.

For digital journaling, consider using the notepad app on your phone or trying Day One.

After Easter Sunday, take some time to reflect on the experience. Was it helpful to do these journal prompts? Did you learn more about yourself or God? If so, please share in the comments.

I hope these journal prompts for Lent help you in your spiritual journey.

Lenten Journal Prompts

  1. During Lent, I look forward to…
  2. What do you need from God during Lent?
  3. How can you make more time for prayer during Lent?
  4. List three words that describe your goals for Lent.
  5. Write a catch up letter to Jesus.
  6. Did social media help or hurt you today? How?
  7. If you could change one habit, what would it be?
  8. How is your comfort zone holding you back?
  9. How does fasting help you grow spiritually?
  10. I forgive myself for…
  11. How does nature impact your faith?
  12. Describe your favorite Sunday ritual.
  13. Two things I take for granted are…
  14. Spend 2 minutes in silence. What came up for you?
  15. Two things I can do to grow spiritually are…
  16. Someone I need to support is…
  17. What I am afraid to say out loud is…
  18. What did you struggle with this week?
  19. How can I show love to someone this week?
  20. What do I need God’s help with today?
  21. The hardest thing I’ve ever done was…
  22. My favorite scripture verse is…
  23. What am I afraid to ask God for?
  24. A relationship I need to heal in my life is with…
  25. How can I show solidarity with the poor?
  26. What act can I do today to honor God?
  27. Where did you feel God’s presence today?
  28. I need to have patience about…
  29. My faith community supports me by…
  30. Look at 3 words from earlier. Where are you in your journey?
  31. God would describe me as…
  32. A change I would like to see in my life is…
  33. What gift can I thank God for today?
  34. Write about a mistake that became a blessing.
  35. Who has helped you stay encouraged during Lent?
  36. What brought you joy today?
  37. How do you feel in your body right now?
  38. How can I help someone in my life?
  39. What darkness are you experiencing right now?
  40. I am most grateful for…
  41. Where do you feel love in your life?
  42. How has God helped you during Lent?
  43. I feel the closest to God when…
  44. Write a prayer for someone in your life that is struggling.
  45. How has a wound brought you closer to God?
  46. What has your Lenten sacrifice taught you?

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