Lent 2012: Lenten Fast With Prayers, Poems, Reflections Prepares For Easter

The 40 days of Lent that lead to Easter are the most sacred and spiritually powerful in the Christian calendar. From the Ash Wednesday reminder to 'remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,' to the the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, to the joyful Easter song of 'Christ the Lord Is Risen Today' -- Lent is a time when Christians are invited to examine our faith, and deepen the commitment to live the Christian life.

Starting on February 22, Ash Wednesday, HuffPost Religion offers you the opportunity to walk together with an on-line community of pilgrims through this season of grown and discovery. Each day HuffPost will be updating this liveblog with scripture lessons, prayers, music, poetry, hymns, ideas for charitable service and supportive comments and suggestions from fellow HuffPost Lent community members to help make your fast meaningful and powerful.

We will also be offering daily Lenten reflections by some of the most respected Christian voices who will share with you deep wisdom for your walk with Christ. We will constantly be updating this liveblog with Lenten spiritual resources for your fast. All Christian traditions are encouraged to participate whether or not Lent is observed in your church.

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