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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, April 5

Psalm 34:14, 19-21 (NRSV) Depart from evil, and do good;    seek peace, and pursue it. … Many are the afflictions of the righteous,    but the Lord rescues them from them all. He keeps all their bones;    not one of them will be broken.Evil brings death to the wicked,    and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. Psalm 146:5, 7-9 (NRSV)…

Monday, April 4

Psalms 119:73-77 (NIV) Your hands made me and formed me;    give me understanding to learn your commands.May those who fear you rejoice when they see me,    for I have put my hope in your word.I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous,    and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.May your unfailing love be my comfort,    according to your…

Saturday, April 2

Psalms 98 (KJV) Verse 1: “O Sing unto the Lord a new song, for he hath done marvelous things: . . .”Verse 4: “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth . . . rejoice and sing praise.” Devotion Over the past six or seven years, our family has suffered the losses of…

Friday, April 1

Psalm 22 (NRSV) My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?    Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;    and by night, but find no rest….. Many bulls encircle me,    strong bulls of Bashan surround me;they open…

Thursday, March 31

Psalm 100 (NLT, from the Life Application Study Bible) Praise and More Praise! Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!    Worship the Lord with gladness.    Come before him, singing with joy.Acknowledge that the Lord is God!    He made us, and we are his.    We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.Enter his…

Wednesday, March 30

Psalm 147:1-11 How good it is to sing our praises to God…His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. Devotion Our world values strength and is consistently in…

Tuesday, March 29

Job 5:7 (NSRV) Ecclesiastes 9:11 (NRSV) Psalm 90 (looking back on Psalm 146) A Psalm for the Aging (NSRV) Lord, you have been our dwelling place    in all generations.Before the mountains were brought forth,    or ever you had formed the earth and the world,    from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You turn us back to dust,    and say, “Turn…

Monday, March 28

Psalm 145:8-14, 18, 19 (NRSV) The Lord is gracious and merciful,    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.The Lord is good to all,    and his compassion is over all that he has made. All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,    and all your faithful shall bless you.They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,    and tell of your power,  to…

Saturday, March 26

Psalm 95: 2-6 (NRSV) God, the Maker of Every Beautiful and Unbeautiful Thing “Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the…

Friday, March 25

Psalms 22, 81, 93,105, and 130 From 81, v.1: Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. –King James, written by Asaph for the chief musician Devotion Most of us are not Bible scholars, and aspects of the books in the Old Testament mystify me. I wonder how…