Lenten Devotional Materials

Sacred Space for Lent

Sacred Space for Lent 2017

By Irish Jesuits

One of my spiritual mentor and I (Vicar Ben) once prayed together along the rhythms found in this book. We did this for several months or more. The rhythms are written by Irish Jesuits, and while we are Lutheran, he and I found the process very meaningful. I want to share that with you this year, and I hope you find it meaningful in how it affects your life with Jesus far beyond this season of Lent.

 

For Adults

Free Indeed

Free Indeed: Devotions for Lent 2017

From Augsburg Fortress

This beautiful, full-color devotional takes you through Lent with daily readings from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Each reading is accompanied by a photo, a quote to ponder, reflection, and prayer. Free Indeed invites you to reflect on Martin Luther’s guide to the basics of Christian faith during the Lenten season, and within the observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

For Adults

Moving Toward the Cross

Moving Toward the Cross

By Martin Marty

Move toward the cross of Christ this Lent with Frederick Buechner, one of the greatest Christian theological minds of our time. Each day of Lent, thought-provoking quotes from Beuchner’s beloved works are paired with insightful reflections by preeminent religious commentator and biblical scholar Martin E. Marty, accompanied by Bible readings and prayers. Let this depth of wisdom draw you ever closer to the very heart of Christ the crucified.

 

For Adults

Jesus and the Gospels

Jesus and the Gospels

By Frederick Niedner

The texts and reflections in this booklet follow the story of Jesus’ passion in a chronological order, from his call to cross-bearing discipleship to the events of the passion narrative and the discovery of the empty tomb. These devotions seek to proclaim the good news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection by drawing on the diversity that comes from having four canonical gospels, thus providing us with a richer understanding of our Savior’s sacrifice for us.

 

For Adults

Living the Gospel Life

Living the Gospel Life: The Season of Lent

We are Christians on a mission, even in the season of Lent! The daily devotions in this booklet highlight the concepts of being sent, demonstrating faith in action, and being mission-minded each day of Lent. Suggested activities are associated with preparing our hearts, souls, and minds to reflect on the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ and his mission for us.

 

For Youth

Home Heart Spirit

Home Heart Spirit

A Christian family is a special group of disciples of Jesus, called by our baptism and empowered by the Holy Spirit to love one another. It is in the family that we first experience the love of God, and the family is where our heart and spirit feel most at home. During Lent, we take an honest look at the way we are living our lives and ask for forgiveness and for the strength to do better. The prayers, activities and suggestions in Home Heart Spirit help families accomplish that together.

 

For Children and Families

40 Days and Nights

40 Days & Nights

Join in a 40-day journey this Lent with Biblical heroes from the Old and New Testaments. Spend 40 faithful days with Noah on the ark, 40 years of wilderness wandering with God’s people, 40 nights on the mountaintop with Moses, 40 days with Jesus in the desert and more. The daily devotions in this booklet keep children focused on the Easter prize throughout 40 days and nights of Lenten waiting, watching, and wonder.

For Children and Families