Christians worldwide mark the forty days of Lent as a season of reflection and preparation leading to Easter’s celebration. As an extension of the weekly scripture and devotion offering through the FastPrayGive.org program, we’re proud to offer a Lenten devotion guide. This resource, a daily reading of scripture, devotion, and prayer, seeks to build connections between the scriptures and the call upon our lives to assist and empower people in need.
Welcome to Triptych for Lent 2023! A “triptych” (from the Greek, “triptukhon,” meaning, “three-fold”) is an art piece in three panels or sections, often hinged together, both literally and thematically.
In this year of Matthew, we are afforded the opportunity to reflect upon the Nativity through the Resurrection from a Jewish perspective. As we do each Lent, we will rehearse the teaching of Jesus about generosity, prayer and fasting. Through Matthew’s ‘lenses,’ we see Jesus as God’s anointed one, a great teacher in the manner of Moses, speaking with prophetic wisdom and authority. Matthew’s ‘genealogy’ connects Jesus with Abraham, and further finds Jesus as the fulfillment of First Testament prophecy, perhaps most notably, exile-prophet Isaiah.
Let us move forward together immersed in the story’s movement toward Holy Week, including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday – and finally, Easter!
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FastPrayGive is a global grassroots movement to end hunger by the means of grace. You are invited to skip one meal per week, pray for hungry people during that time, and give the inexpensive cost of a daily meal for someone in need (starting at $8 per month). It’s incredibly simple, and by participating at FastPrayGive.org we’ll send you encouragement and prayer examples weekly via email. Through practicing spiritual disciplines like fasting, prayer, and generous giving we’re asking God to be deeply involved in our efforts to end hunger.
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