Lent is a season in the Christian calendar for preparing for Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. It is 6 weeks long, beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding on Easter Sunday. The forty days of Lent is a time of introspection and intentionality, a time of looking more closely at all the ways habit, convenience, and distraction has crept into our spiritual lives and turned us away from God. Many Christians use the season of Lent to deepen their relationship with God through various spiritual practices. Lenten practices traditionally include fasting, prayer, increased attention to reading scripture, and service to others.