In our Ash Wednesday service, we noted five calls in our journey through Lent; each had a directional sense:
IN = the call to self-examination and repentence
UP = the call to turn to God in further Scripture reading and study
DOWN = the call to humbling ourselves through fasting (food and/or media)
OUT = the call to give to those in need
THROUGH = the call to prayer in all dimensions of our Lenten devotion
As a help in self-examination, I commend to you the penetrating words found in St. Augustine’s Prayer Book. A PDF of those pages is attached.
God bless us all as we seek him,