Are you a teenager . . . a parent or a youth minister? The Upper Room has Lenten resources for youth too! “Lent 101” (http://devozine.upperroom.org/articles/lent-101/) explains the season of Lent, the observance of Ash Wednesday, and 10 practices young people can try during Lent.
“Stuff to Do during Lent” (http://devozine.upperroom.org/spiritual-practices/stuff-to-do-during-lent/) is a list of daily practices for the 40 days of Lent to help young people and their families prepare their hearts and lives for Easter.
“A Holy Experiment” (http://devozine.upperroom.org/spiritual-practices/holy-experiment/) challenges young people and adults to be bold by choosing to give up something or to take on something new that will help them grow closer to God and make a difference in the world.
“Why Give It Up?” (http://devozine.upperroom.org/spiritual-practices/why-give-it-up/) encourages youth to think about why they give up something during Lent — as a way of remembering that Jesus gave his life for them.
“Unplugging” (http://devozine.upperroom.org/articles/unplugging-2/) invites young people to try the lenten practice of “unplugging” from technology, from the world, from anything that keeps them from tuning in to God.
“The Sting” (http://devozine.upperroom.org/articles/sting/) takes a look at something many of us hate to talk about — sin — and offers young people a way to reflect on the sin in their lives, to seek God’s forgiveness and guidance in eliminating sin, and to become more committed to being like Christ.
Lectio Divina (http://devozine.upperroom.org/spiritual-practices/benedict-nursia-listening-heart/) will introduce youth and adults to lectio divina, the practice of reading and listening to scripture to hear what God wants to tell them. (NOTE: Click here to visit the UPDATED Lenten Resources for Youth from The Upper Room).