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I find these message to act from where you are in life empowering and doable. I committed to turning up for these videos each morning last year and will do so again. Theses messages are often challenging, and comforting.
Listening to Bruce has inspired me and I pray to persevere through the entire 40 days.
Thank you, Kim. You give me courage to join you in your prayerful perseverance. I pray that you will follow your inspiration and that remotely I can too.
I pray that this lent period will bring me closer to God,give me the wisdom I so need to deal with and help my 9 year old granddaughter who is adjusting to sharing her father with his partner .She lived with me from the age of 6 months and is now with her father and is really giving her step mother a hard time. I pray for guidance.
I have not been in church for a while and went back this month. Timely. I feel God’s calling and I am so exited to make this journey during lent. Ash Wednesday. Reset.
Welcome back ❤️
Welcome back Helen. It’s great to have you with us 🙂
At the age of 80 I am very thankful for my many blessings but sad about a few things, mainly family related. I trust that God knows my inner sadnesses and a new beginning with him at the helm and my awareness of that would be lovely. No better time to start than now 🙏
I can so relate to what you have said. I know that God is always with me helping me to achieve peace with it all
I commit to going deeper for Lent in 2023. Amen
I am committed to listening to Bruce’s videos on Lent. I will be here each and every morning to listen and learn more. To be inspired by Bruce and is words. I am committed to my personal items that I truly love and will be giving up during Lent for 40 days. Can someone please let me know what 40 days includes. I understand that on Sunday, it’s the day where you can have something that you have given up if you choose to do so. Is this correct. Also are you allowed to receive communion if you have not… Read more »
I’m at a point of new beginnings. I’m struggling with my faith, and am longing to have that deep connection with God. I need to feel His presence. I’m committing to prayer and being open and seeking after God.
I pray that you will have your pray answered in a very deep and powerful way because I know that God also wants to have this connection with you.
Thank you Margaret. I needed to hear that this morning. Bless you
It was Lent when I first found this ministry. I have been listening ever since. I am challenged by Lent and it’s significance in a great way!
I want to be faithful EVERYDAY to Lent to Jesus and to hear Him speaking to me in areas of my life that need to changed in accordance to the teachings of the Bible
Thank you to Bruce in leading me on my spiritual journey in getting to not only know myself better but a deeper understanding of who God is in my life right now.
I’m keeping it simple and consistent .I want to be truthful and teal
I’ve committed myself to Bruce 40days of lent to get closer to God.
Lent for me is to learn more( this year’s ) about( Lenten Journey)how I could open more my heart to others as I learn to know more how Jesus lived as son of God, as a Helper, Healer, Redeemer of the world, with unconditional Love with compassion with humility and complete surrender to His Father.
Ive never looked forward to Lent as eagerly as I am this year. I am truly excited. Thank you so much. Your passion is infectious.
That it is time for me to commit The questions are deep but I’m ready to be truthful to myself – I will turn up everyday this lent – I’ve tried in the past but haven’t been ready but this year I am ready.
Thank you Bruce for leading us closer to God May I grow closer to my God and My Saviour during this journey with you Bless you immensely
I’m very excited to commit to this Lent journey with you all. I need guidance with my family, whether to keep the family together or end my marriage,. I need help with my financial position at the moment and my 14 year old daughter is going through a hard time mentally. I’m going to write everything down today and evaluate at the end – thank you Bruce and team – God Bless
Thank you Bruce for inspirational devotionals each day. This Lent I pray that I will walk closer with God and renew my heart and mind. Let me be more understanding and kind and not be critical. I pray for the success of my knee surgery on the 28th February .
🙏 for rapid healing for your knee…and your heart is exactly where it should be to receive all He has “ in store “ for you! We will have more insight into how He sees things😉 that is my hearts cry!!
I’m making my list 🙏
I am looking forward to doing my first lent, I want to get closer to God. There is so much going on in this world today, I just feel a deep need to know God in a deeper way.
You will be blessed beyond your wildest dreams!! Enjoy this most beautiful day that the Lord has made.. there’s going to be a change in all of us to turn things in the right direction, loving kindness and Truth will prevail!
Thank you Bruce upon reflecting I realize where I have been failing who God wants me to be, because of the hurtful words that leave my mouth be it through jealousy, mistrust or anger I am going to try to behave differently by not saying hurtful things, gossiping and be more understanding of the plights of the less fortunate. Think before I speak. I find these daily messages empowering and comforting and look forward to this journey with you.
🙏We are all going to come up higher…thanks be to God who never gives up on us and loves us no matter what!!! Grateful hearts are happy hearts!!!
It is very inspiring message
I would like to be drawn closer to God With my faith be stronger .
Good morning. Thank you for helping me start my Lenten journey with purpose. Every year I say that I will increase my spiritual life during Lent & it doesn’t always happen. This year I’m confident that it will. God Bless you & all you do.
To b nicer & more tolerant of work colegue who I find very challenging. It’s very difficult some times to even go 2 wk.
I will commit myself to listen to Bruce everyday, I will answer all the questions and really apply myself to the lenten journey of 2023. Thank you for your time Bruce
I too pray that this Lenten period will bring me closer to God. Thank you for this journey.
Thank you Bruce. If I’m honest, I never knew anything about Lent. Thank you for this first video 🕊
I need more Faith and more of God in my life. I’m in such a rough place right now.
My prayers are with you, asking God for healing, strength, direction, and provision.
Criticism of others would be a start. Be happy with what I have.
Thank you Bruce for getting me back on track this Lenten season and always!
Please send us in words what the Catholic guy just said instead of “In the Name of…
I wrote it down. “From my head to my heart, across the entirety of my body, may the power and victory of God be upon me and in me. “
Thank you for this. “From my head to my heart, across the entirety of my body, may the power and victory of God be upon me and in me.”
The Easter Season is my favorite Holy time of my religious faith. May I grow closer to God in this Lenten journey and listen to what He is saying to me. May I grow closer to Him always and be the person He wants me to be..not who I think I should be. To God be the glory!!
Starting Kent with Bruce.
A stronger relationship with God !!!
You are inspiring Bruce 🙂 I am looking forward to Journaling today and answering the questions you challenge us with. I am truly looking forward to this journey. I am excited to build my relationship by opening my head and heart to the Lord 😊
I’m trying to put God first, trying not to find reasons why I don’t have to fast or reasons to break my lent penance
Hi Bruce I am excited to move forward in my Journey Pray for me
I’m encouraged and inspired to go through lent and go deeper to find God in my live
I am committing myself to a Deeper Lent.l enjoyed Bruce’s message.
Thank you for your inspiring messages Mr. Downes. I will be following you throughout Lent and will look forward to hearing you speak about Faith so that I, too, can have a more fulfilling relationship with God.
I really appreciated the recommendation to do the Assessment of Life. I think that’s important as we begin this important season
So happy to see you again. Looking forward to do lent with you again this year. I lost my husband during the pandemic and I know this will help me to heal.
Dear Martha, Sad to hear of the news of the loss of your husband. Our God, ever healer and comforter will come to you more in this Lenten Season and will also show you other marvellous attributes from His character. Glad you can join us again this year, much love Rosemary Downes
I find listening to your relections so peaceful. Thanks you.
I am looking forward to a life changing lenton journey. I will work at keeping my heart open to change and pray that God will dispel any fear of change. Thank you for the videos. I have journeyed with you before through lent
I need prayer for my health. I have a very weak immune system lately and suffer regular colds and flu. I need to also have 2 hip replacements. I need prayer to have financial independence!!!
I pray that God will change my negative thoughts and beliefs into positive ones.
I pray that God will help me find my purpose in life.
I want to grow deeper into my faith into the arms of Christ so I can be a better wife, mother, and friend. I want Christ to be in the center of my life on everything I do.
I decided to listen to New Beginnings even though I have been a Catholic for a long time. The questions you asked will take me a bit of time to ponder and write my answers. But, I like the challenge, because it’s pointing me in the right direction.
Today was my first lent with Bruce- I’m making a commitment to continue with this everyday through this season.
I’m am new to this but I’m going to give it my best
I will be doing lent this year again with Bruce and right now I am going through a difficult time in my life with husband my children and financially but I am sure that when lent is over I will be in a better position thanks to God.
My significant other is a Catholic boy and has challenged me to do Lent with him. I know about Lent, but never really understood its purpose. After listening to this video, I feel like I am more ready to participate in Lent. I wrote down the questions asked and plan to do a personal assessment and see the work of God come into my life more fully. Thank you.
I am looking forward to this, my first Lenten journey. I want so much to grow closer to God. I want to grow stronger in my faith. I want so much to be all that God wants me to be. To share His goodness with all I come in contact with. Sometimes I feel lost or stuck and want so much, with the help of God, to find myself as I take this journey. God has always been so good to me. God bless you Bruce and all partaking in this journey.
Thank you, Bruce, for your very empowering and spiritual discussion. I listened every day to 40 days of Lent last year and will continue this Lent also. Thank you. God Bless.
Love the video! looking to get closer to gos and focus on my life including god. can you send the ?? by email ?