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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:

Thursday, March 12

Mark 4:21-29 (NIV)He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.” “Consider carefully what you hear,” he…

Wednesday, March 11

Psalm 51: 10-12 (NRSV)Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a generous spirit. Devotion On Sunday the Chancel choir will “sing and…

Tuesday, March 10

Psalm 25 (NIV)In you, Lord my God,     I put my trust.I trust in you;     do not let me be put to shame,     nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one who hopes in you     will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those     who are treacherous without cause.Show me your ways, Lord,     teach me your paths. Guide me…

Monday, March 9

Psalm 121 (NRSV)I lift up my eyes to the hills—   from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord,    who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved;    he who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel   will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper;    the Lord…

Saturday, March 7

Mark 2:23-3:6 The Message (MSG)One Sabbath day he was walking through a field of ripe grain. As his disciples made a path, they pulled off heads of grain. The Pharisees told on them to Jesus: “Look, your disciples are breaking Sabbath rules!” Jesus said, “Really? Haven’t you ever read what David did when he was hungry, along with those who were with him?…

Friday, March 6

Genesis 40:1-23, Psalms 22 and 130; Mark 2:13-22 (NRSV)Jesus went out again beside the sea; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them.  As he was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in…

Thursday, March 5

Psalm 27 (NRSV)1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;     whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life;     of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers assail me     to devour my flesh— my adversaries and foes—     they shall stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamp against me,     my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me,…

Wednesday, March 4

Psalm 147:1-11 (NRSV)Praise the Lord!How good it is to sing praises to our God;    for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.The Lord builds up Jerusalem;    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.He heals the brokenhearted,    and binds up their wounds.He determines the number of the stars;    he gives to all of them their names.Great is our Lord, and abundant…

Tuesday, March 3

Mark 1:14-28 (KJV)Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” Now as he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into…

Monday, March 2

Psalms 119:73–80 (NRSV)Your hands have made and fashioned me;    give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice,    because I have hoped in your word. I know, O Lord, that your judgments are right,    and that in faithfulness you have humbled me. Let your steadfast love become my comfort   …