Readings for 40 Days of Lent

by the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus

Day

Date

Theme

Readings

W Feb. 13 Do penance Joel 2:12-18; Matt 6:1-6, 16, 18
Th Feb. 14 Work on spirituality Deut 30:15-20; Luke 9:22-25
F Feb. 15 True fasting Is 58:1-9; Matt 9:14-15
S Feb. 16 Repentance for sins Is 58:9-14; Luke 5:27-32
Su Feb. 17 The temptation Gen 27:9; 3:1-7; Matt 4:1-11
M Feb. 18 Attitudes towards others Lev 19:1-2, 11-18; Matt 25:31-46
T Feb. 19 Personal response to God Is 55:10-11; Matt 6:7-15
W Feb. 20 Repentance for sins Jonah 3:1-10; Luke 11:29-32
Th Feb. 21 Esther's sincere prayer Esth 12, 14-16, 23-25; Matt 7:7-12
F Feb. 22 Reconciliation Ezek 18:21-28; Matt 5:20-26
S Feb. 23 Call to fidelity Deut 26:16-19, Matt 5:43-48
Su Feb. 24 Abram's trust Gen 12:1-4; Matt 17:1-9
M Feb. 25 Forgive others Daniel 9:4-10; Luke 6:36-38
T Feb. 26 Beware of hypocrisy Is 1:10, 16-20; Matt 23:1-12
W Feb. 27 Deliverance prayer Jer 18:18-20; Matt 20:17-28
Th Feb. 28 Goodness Jer 17:5-10; Luke 16:19-31
F Mar. 1 Suffering Son of God Gen 37:3-4, 12-28; Matt 21 :33-43
S Mar. 2 God's forgiveness Micah 7:14-20; Luke 13:1-32
Su Mar. 3 Opening hearts Exodus 17:3-7; John 4:5-42
M Mar. 4 Divine physician liKings 5:1-15; Luke 4:24-30
T Mar. 5 Forgive others Dan 3:25; 34-43; Matt 18:21-35
W Mar. 6 The commandments Deut 4:1, 5-9; Matt 5:17-19
Th Mar. 7 Faithfulness Jer 7:23-28; Luke 11:4-13
F Mar. 8 Love of God Hosea 14:2-10; Mark 12:28-34
S Mar. 9 Humble service Hosea 6:16; Luke 18:9-14
Su Mar. 10 Shepherd God Sam 16:1-13; John 9:1-41
M Mar. 11 Jesus' tragedy Is 65:17-21; John 4:43-54
T Mar. 12 Waters of Baptism Ezek 47:1-9, 12; John 5:1-3, 5-16
W Mar. 13 God's goodness Is 49:8-15; John 5:17-30
Th Mar. 14 Moses' prayer Exodus 32:7-14; John 5:31-47
F Mar. 15 God's protection Wisdom 2:1, 12-22; John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
S Mar. 16 Jeremiah's prayer Jer 11:18-20; John 7:40-53
Su Mar. 17 God's mercy Ezek 37:12-14; John 11:1-45
M Mar. 18 Susanna's prayer Dan 13:1-9; John 8:1-11
T Mar. 19 Being lifted up Num 21:4-9; John 8:21-30
W Mar. 20 The fiery furnace Dan 3:14-20, 91-95; John 8:31-42
Th Mar. 21 God's covenant Gen 17:3-9; John 8~51 -59
F Mar. 22 Jeremiah's prayer Jer 20:10-13; John 10:31-42
S Mar. 23 A new covenant Ezek 37:21-28; John 11:45-57
Su Mar. 24 Courage in God Is 50:4-7; MaLt 26:14, 27:66
M Mar. 25 Annunciation Is 7:10-14; Luke 1:26-38
Tu Mar. 26 Suffering servant Is 49:1-6; John 13:21-33
W Mar. 27 Suffering servant Is 49:8-15; John 13:36-38
Th Mar. 28 Blessing cup Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14; Luke 4:16-21
F Mar. 29 Jesus' passion Is 52:13, 53:12; John 18:1-19, 42
Sa Mar. 30 Man; God's image Gen 1:1-2, 2; John 20:1-9

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