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Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022

For centuries the Psalms have been at the heart of the church’s spiritual practice – practices which we have learned from our Jewish neighbors and ancestors. What is remarkable about the Psalms is the comprehensive breadth of the human experience that they encompass. Every significant emotion that is part of our lives is drawn up into the psalms – joy, grief, anger, wonder, rage, confusion, serenity. They’re all there, which means that they are all incorporated into our lives of faith.

We are invited to bring every aspect of who we are to God in our prayers, and the Psalms help us to practice doing just that. Everything belongs.

Our Lenten devotions will correspond loosely with our sermon series of the same name during Lent. Our hope is that the devotions and the sermon series will reinforce each other and inspire us to deeper thinking and more faithful living.

We are grateful to all of our devotional authors for their submissions, and we invite you to ponder them as reflections for our Lenten journeys. The thoughts in each devotion represent those of the author and not necessarily Lewinsville Presbyterian Church.

We will not be publishing a booklet format this year.
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PLEASE NOTE that no devotions are issued on Sundays

Earth Care Reflection/Action Calendar

In addition to the online Lenten Devotions, the Lewinsville Earth Care team is recommending for our use Tread Lightly for Lent, a daily reflection-action calendar produced by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Presbyterian Mission (Presbyterian Hunger Program). CLICK ON THE CALENDAR COVER AT RIGHT TO DOWNLOAD.

Along with the Lewinsville Lenten Devotions online, the calendar can serve as a helpful guide for contemplation, prayer and actions. As stated on the calendar: “The Presbyterian Hunger Program strives to walk with people in moving toward sustainable choices that restore and protect all of God’s children and Creation. As people of faith, we seek to “serve and preserve” God’s world. Our hope is that this Lenten calendar will be the beginning of actions intended to create more mindful behaviors throughout the year.”

Our Recent Devotions are listed below. As Lent 2022 progresses, the latest devotions will be listed here:

Tuesday, March 24

Psalm 146 (NIV)Praise the LordPraise the Lord, my soulI will praise the Lord all my life;I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to…

Monday, March 23

1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 (NRSV)So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, so…

Saturday, March 21

Psalm 143: Contemporary English Version (CEV)Listen, Lord, as I pray!   You are faithful and honest and will answer my prayer.I am your servant. Don’t try me in your court, because no one is innocent by your standards.My enemies are chasing me, crushing me in the ground. I am in total darkness, like someone long dead. …

Friday, March 20

Mark 6:47-56 (NRSV)When evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea. He intended to pass them by. But when they saw…

Thursday, March 19

Genesis 46:1-7 and 46:28-34 (NSRV)Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me. The men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock; and…

Tuesday, March 17

Note:  We have enabled comments on our Lenten Devotions and will be experimenting with creating community by allowing comments. To access comments, click on the link to “Read in Browser” at the bottom of this post. Genesis 45:1-15 (NRSV)Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from me.” So…

Monday, March 16

Note:  We have enabled comments on our Lenten Devotions and will be experimenting with creating community by allowing comments. To access comments, click on the link to “Read in Browser” at the bottom of this post. Psalms 119:73-80 (KJV)Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.They that fear thee will be glad when…

Saturday, March 14

Note:  We have enabled comments on our Lenten Devotions and will be experimenting with creating community by allowing comments. 1 Corinthians 7:1-9 (NRSV)To the married I give this command—not I but the Lord—that the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does separate, let her remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not…

Friday, March 13

Mark 4:35-41 (NRSV)Jesus Stills a Storm On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat…