Lent Illustrated Week 5 // Renewed Strength

Welcome to the first unit of Lent Illustrated: Reflection and Renewal! The following prompt is an excerpted and abbreviated version of the prompt found in the eBook. If you would like to download the Lent Illustrated eBook, please visit the download page!

Today is the beginning of our third Lent Illustrated unit. This portion of our Lenten study about prayer is called Reflect. We will use this time to reflect on our lives, on our God, and on our faith, through prayer and journaling.


Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! For you, O God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

(Psalm 61:1-5)

[B]ut they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

(Isaiah 40:31)

Context and prompt:

Rather than illustrating these verses today, use today’s verses as a time to open yourself up to God. Pray through your illustration; share your joys and troubles, celebrate God’s response, or dwell on the waiting. Using words or images, represent the thoughts and feelings you would most like to share with God today.