30 Important Bible Verses About Lent

Lent is a season of reflection, repentance, and preparation for Easter, drawing believers into a deeper relationship with God. The Bible offers verses that speak to the themes of fasting, prayer, and spiritual renewal observed during this solemn period. Join us as we journey through Lent together, guided by these verses of contemplation and devotion.

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Bible Verses About Lent

Matthew 6:16-18 – Fasting and Prayer

“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Joel 2:12 – Return to the Lord

“Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”

Matthew 9:14-15 – Time of Fasting

“Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.”

Psalm 51:10 – Create in Me a Pure Heart

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Mark 9:29 – Prayer and Fasting

“He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer and fasting.”

Isaiah 58:6-7 – True Fasting

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”

Matthew 5:6 – Hunger for Righteousness

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

James 5:16 – Confess Your Sins

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Matthew 4:1-2 – Jesus’ Temptation

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Your Body is a Temple

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 – Humble and Pray

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Matthew 26:41 – Watch and Pray

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Acts 27:9 – The Fast was Already Over

“Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Day of Atonement. So Paul warned them.”

Luke 18:13 – Be Merciful

“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’”

Isaiah 58:9-10 – Answer Your Cry

“Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.”

Matthew 6:17-18 – Fasting in Secret

“But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Isaiah 58:8 – Your Light Will Rise

“Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.”

Matthew 6:6 – Pray in Secret

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Matthew 4:4 – Man Shall Not Live on Bread Alone

“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Isaiah 58:11 – Satisfy Your Desires

“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

Matthew 6:33 – Seek First His Kingdom

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Isaiah 58:3 – Pleasure in Fasting

“‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed?’ “Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers.”

1 Corinthians 10:31 – Do All for the Glory of God

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Matthew 6:16 – Do Not Look Somber

“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.”

Leviticus 23:27 – Day of Atonement

“The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present a food offering to the Lord.”

Matthew 3:8 – Produce Fruit Worthy of Repentance

“Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.”

Psalm 139:23-24 – Search Me, O God

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Isaiah 57:15 – High and Holy Place

“For this is what the high and exalted One says— he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.”

Matthew 6:17 – Anoint Your Head

“But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face.”

Isaiah 58:4 – Fasting for Contention

“Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.”

Joel 2:13 – Rend Your Heart

“Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.”

Matthew 6:18 – Fasting in Secret

“so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Isaiah 1:16-17 – Seek Justice

“Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”

Matthew 6:14-15 – Forgive Others

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Isaiah 58:13 – Delight in the Lord

“If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words.”

Matthew 6:21 – Where Your Treasure Is

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Jeremiah 29:13 – Seek Me and Find Me

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Matthew 7:7 – Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Psalm 27:8 – Seek My Face

“My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.”

Matthew 11:28 – Come to Me

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Jeremiah 33:3 – Call to Me

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

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