Lent is the period of six weeks 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to Easter, the most important festival in the Christian calendar. During the 40 days of Lent, Christians remember the time when Jesus went into the desert to fast and pray before beginning his work for God. During this time Jesus was tempted several times by Satan, but was able to resist. Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance. It is a season for reflection and taking stock. By observing Lent we as Christians are preparing ourselves, just as Jesus did in the Desert, for the work God has planned for us. There are three main ways we can prepare for Easter; Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving.