Lent Reflections

2022 Lenten and Easter Reflections

Like anything of nuance, prayer beckons us into its depth. There can be great benefit to sitting with a particular piece more than once, allowing it to deepen within ourselves and letting God’s message for us continue to unfold. Indeed, repetition in prayer can be a valuable way to come to know more deeply where God is calling us. When we return to the same prayer to engage with it in a different way, it is as if we are saying to God, "I need to hear that again. Can you say it to me in another way?"

With this, we are pleased to offer resources for you to "re"-use for the 2022 Season of Lent. While some might recognize these, consider how much has changed for you since last you prayed with them in 2019. We have endured seemingly endless change and unrest: social, political, racial, and the list goes on. For some it is likely difficult to remember a pre-pandemic world, for others it might be all for which they long. Consider how these reflections sit with you just three years later. What has changed? What has remained constant? Of what do you need to be reminded? Finally, as the video reflections were so beautifully illustrated, how might you incorporate Visio Divina, or “divine seeing” into your prayer? Bearing in mind that this style of prayer is an invitation to wonder, how do the images and reflections come alive with personal meaning meant just for you at this particular point in your spiritual journey?

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NEW! Easter Season Reflections

While historically it is Advent and Lent which have been the focus of our liturgical reflection offerings, for the very first time, CHA is thrilled to offer a reflection series for the season of Easter. This 50-day season is, in fact, one of the longest of the Church's liturgical seasons, and rightly so. 
View the Easter reflections

Lenten Prayers for Equity

Learn more about "We Are Called," CHA's Confronting Racism by Achieving Health Equity initiative at www.wearecalled.org.

For use beginning with Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022

For use the First Week of Lent, starting on Sunday, March 6, 2022:

For use the Second Week of Lent, starting on Sunday, March 13, 2022:

Yours to Use and Share!
As always, these resources are yours to use and share. Consider disseminating them through your

  • Intranet
  • Social media — tweet and share via Facebook
  • Email
  • Online newsletters
  • Closed circuit TV
  • Posting in hardcopy in break rooms and chapels and at the welcome desk
  • Playing as a morning reflection on the intercom
For use the Third Week of Lent on starting on Sunday, March 20, 2022:

For use the Fourth Week of Lent, starting on Sunday, March 27, 2022:

For use the Fifth Week of Lent, starting on Sunday, April 3, 2022:

For use during Holy Week, starting on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022:

For use on Easter, Sunday, April 17, 2022, and in the week that follows:

Note for printing weekly booklets: Be sure to print each document double sided, and select to print double sided by flipping on the short end – this will ensure you need only make one fold to create a booklet.

Note for downloading video reflections: download the MP4 file by right clicking on the title of the video and select "Save target as..." (IE) or "Save link as..."(FF and  Chrome).