How Do I Prepare for Lent?

Everything you need to know about getting ready for Lent this year!

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Written by Jacob Zepp
Updated over a week ago

A Brief History of Lenten Preparation:

c. 384 AD: Lent is a Forty-Day Season

c. 530 AD: Lenten Preparation begins the Sunday Before Lent.

c. 546 AD: Lenten Preparation begins the Sunday Before that.

c. 643 AD: Lenten Prepratation begins the Sunday Before that.

2024 AD: Lenten Preparation begins TODAY!

This year, the team at Exodus has prepared Lenten and Pre-Lenten Programs to help you become the renewal that the Church needs. Learn more about them here:

This article is a checklist of the steps you should take as you prepare to start our Lenten program this year. We will cover the best articles to read some of the new features on the app that will help you get started this year!


Preparation Checklist

1. Begin with Prayer.

+ Lord, thank you for guiding me to Exodus this year. Continue to lead me as I discern who I will invite to join me in this exercise. Help me to accept the uncommon freedom that you have prepared for me as I become the renewal your Church so desperately needs. Amen.

2. Get the App.

Be prepared for the full Exodus experience with the Exodus mobile app. Head over to create your account and learn more.

2. Start or join a local community.

An Exodus community is a large group at big parishes, cities, or counties where men will be able to connect. For further reading: “What is the Community Tab and How Should I Use It?”

2. Start or join a fraternity.

A fraternity is a small group of men that you will meet with every week. We have found that local fraternities tend to last longer and have more of an impact, so we recommend you start there. If you cannot join or start a local fraternity, use the Fraternity Finder in our app. For further reading: “Can You Connect Me to Other Men”?

3. Read these articles.

4. Consider your “Why.”

Follow the instructions to craft your why from “What’s Your Why”. Then enter your why into the app on the encrypted “My Why” page for future reference in the exercise.

5. Have a conversation with your spouse (for married men only).

Read “The Exodus Man & His Bride” to help you prepare for this conversation! As you'll read in the article, be sure to share your why with your spouse and discuss with her the commitments of Exodus.

7. Host/Attend a Preparatory Meeting.

Use the Weekly Meeting Guide to help prepare you and your fraternity for a fruitful experience together!

If you have any questions or encounter any issues as you prepare for your next Exodus exercise, please reach out to our support team, who are always happy to help!


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