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Lent is the 40 days (excluding Sundays) from Ash Wednesday to the Saturday before Easter.
Lent is a time of preparation for Christians to deepen their relationships with God. It is the opportunity to repent for any sins and ask for God’s forgiveness.
Lent is a time to reflect and prepare our hearts and minds for Good Friday and the Easter period. We have put together some Lent quotes to guide you through this time, if you like these quotes, please refer to our God is good quotes and trust God quotes for more.
The Best Lent Quotes
The three essential things people focus on during Lent time are increasing the intensity of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Here are a few quotes all about what Lent is.
1. "Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life..."
- Pope Benedict XVI.
2."But mortification - literally, 'making death' - is what life is all about."
- Henri J.M. Nouwen.
3."The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist."
- Pope St. Gregory the Great.
Pope Francis Lent Quotes
Pope Francis, also called Pope Francis I, is the Roman Catholic Church leader. We have listed a few quotes from him for you to find this Lent.
4."Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy."
- Pope Francis.
5."There is something not right with us, with our society, with the church and we need to change, to turn, to convert!"
6.“God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy.”
― Pope Francis.
Fasting Quotes For Lent
Fasting or giving up something from a regular life can be a reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice. You may use a quote or two from our list to give to your friends during Lent.
7."Unless there is Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday."
-Fulton J. Sheen
8.“The goal of fasting is inner unity.”
9.“In my deepest wound I saw your glory and it dazzled me.”
-St. Augustine of Hippo.
10."Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one's flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, kindles the true light of chastity. "
— Saint Augustine.
11."Fasting is the soul of prayer, mercy is the lifeblood of fasting."
- St. Peter Chrysologus.
Saint Quotes About Lent
Lent is the season through which God has given us an opportunity for eternal life. Here are a few quotes from Saints that show why we need Lent.
12."God loves us beyond comprehension, and we cannot diminish God's love for us.
13."It is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard."
14.“Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.”
-St. Rose of Lima.
15. "Although we may be able to do but little, the enemy nevertheless stands more in awe of those whom he knows can fast."
–St. Francis de Sales.
Christian Encouragement Quotes
Lent is forty days of sacrifice leading up to Jesus' death and Resurrection. It is the time to pray, fast, and do good things. Here are some Christian quotes to keep the faith during Lent.
16.“Prayer is where the action is."
- John Wesley.
17. "Are you capable of risking your life for someone? Do it for Christ."
-Pope John Paul II.
18.“If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.”
― Fulton J. Sheen.
19."As for our great King, when we venture into His presence, let us have a purpose there. Let us beware of playing at praying; it is insolence toward God."
20."Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul."
Lent Bible Quotes
Almsgiving is a way to respond to God’s grace, generosity, and love in Lent, learn more from these quotes.
21.“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
22."By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all their host."
23."And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent."
- John 17:3.
24. "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time."
25. "But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always."
26. "Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you."
Funny Lent Quotes
Lent is a beautiful time for everyone to repent and seek God's forgiveness. Here are a few relatable lines for you.
27."There's something about it that makes sense, Lent. You give something up, and everything's more joyful."
28."Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter."
29."I get a little behind during Lent, but it comes out even at Christmas. "
Lent Inspirational Quotes
Giving up our luxuries is known as a Lenten sacrifice. Here are a few quotes for you.
30."Lent is a time for discipline, for confession, for honesty."
- N.T. Wright.
31.“The Lord measures out perfection neither by the multitude nor the magnitude of our deeds, but by the manner in which we perform them.”
– St. John of the Cross.
32.“As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus' thirst...'Repent and believe' Jesus tells us.”
-St. Mother Teresa.
33.“Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggle increases.”
-St. Rose of Lima.
More Lent Quotes And Sayings
Lent is a perfect time to show your benevolence and respect. Here are a few Lenten quotes and sayings for you.
34.“Know that the greatest service that man can offer to God is to help convert souls.”
-St. Rose of Lima.
35.“Nothing great is ever achieved without enduring much.”
-St. Catherine of Siena.
36.“In my deepest wound I saw your glory and it dazzled me.”
-St. Augustine of Hippo.
Catholic Lent Quotes
Catholic Saints have given many inspiring quotes. These quotes inspire us to reflect on our mistakes and continue the journey of life.
37.“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
-St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
38.“We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”
- St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Ash Wednesday Quotes
The ashes of a black cross on people's foreheads symbolize our grief for our sins and differentiating imperfect people from a perfect God.
39." Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."
40."The Passion of the Christ opened up on Ash Wednesday, had a Good Friday."
41."Dying was just an extended version of Ash Wednesday."
Christian Lent Quotes
Christianity strongly believes in the concept of forgiveness. Lent is the best time to seek the forgiveness of God and focus on what really matters.
42.“A guilty suffering spirit is more open to grace than an apathetic or smug soul.'
― Edna Hong.
43."“God is not interested in your art but, your heart.”
― Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha.
44."The lent period of fasting should be passionately pursued."
― Lailah Gifty Akita.
45."As I read the New Testament, I find only one path to salvation - the path of an informed faith in Jesus Christ."
-Lewis B. Smedes.
46.“Pray for those who chose and oppose.”
― T.S. Eliot.
Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Lent quotes to keep you going, then why not take a look at these easter bible quotes, ["thank you God" quotes], or God's love quotes for more?
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