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The Season of Lent is 40 days. Traci Smith, author of "Faithful Families" invites us to begin the season by creating a list of 40 words to use as a daily prayer practice. At the start of each day (except for Sundays), look up the word. Hold that word with you for the day and at some point pray about it, draw a picture or take a photo and think about what that word means to you. Give God thanks for the word. You can do this practice solo or with those in your household. You may even wish to post your word with a photo everyday and invite others to do the same. - Kerry
If you don't want to create your own 40 words, here are the ones Traci suggests.
1. Hope
2. Strength
3. Light
4. Fear
5. Love
6. Freedom
7. Peace
8. Quiet
9. Dark
10. Cold
11. Water
12. Peace
13. Witness
14. Noise
15. Desert
16. Kindness
17. Friends
18. Strangers
19. Heaven
20. Wait
21. Despair
22. Weakness
23. Fire
24. Walk
25. Crawl
26. Run
27. Purple
28. Cross
29. Grace
30. Gift
31. Reflection
32. Remember
33. Eat
34. Shadow
35. Want
36. Mercy
37. Justice
38. Lonely
39. Silence
40. Resurrection