1. Start with Prayer: Choose wisely what you will focus on this Lent but make sure prayer is one of those things. If our main goal is to improve or start our prayer life we can't help but get closer to the Lord over the next 40 days.
2. When giving up focus on sin: What is the biggest thing keeping you from the Lord? Give up something that will help you conquer that sin. Do not make the mistake of giving something up just because it is hard. Christian empty only with the thought that its a temporary emptiness. We get rid of more in order to have more of Christ.
3. In works of Charity start at home: Try not to step over the leper in your own home to help the leper outside. There is nothing wrong with going out and doing works of charity but if we are being uncharitable to those we live and work with we get nowhere.
These 40 days can change you.
These 40 days can make you a saint.