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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:

Saturday, March 12

Psalm 143 Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. Devotion A prayer for help from God – Teach me to do Your will… Decisions, decisions…we casually say or hear this phrase, but what does it really mean. How do we…

Friday, March 11, 2022

Psalms 14, 58, 105, 130, 148 (New Revised Standard Version) Psalm 14 Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”    They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;    there is no one who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind    to see if there are any who are wise,    who seek after God. They have all…

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Psalm 126 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,    we were like those who dream.Then our mouth was filled with laughter,    and our tongue with shouts of joy;then it was said among the nations,    “The Lord has done great things for them.”The Lord has done great things for us,    and we rejoiced. Restore our fortunes, O Lord,    like the…

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Psalm 51:1-17 (NIV) For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassion    blot out my transgressions.Wash away all my iniquity    and cleanse me from my sin.…

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Psalm 1 (TLB) “O the joys of those who do not follow evil men’s advice, who do not hang around with sinners, scoffing at the things of God.  But they delight in doing everything God wants them to, and day and night are always meditating on his laws and thinking about ways to follow him…

Monday, March 7, 2022

Psalm 121 (NRSV) 1I lift up my eyes to the hills—    from where will my help come?2 My help comes from the Lord,    who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved;    he who keeps you will not slumber.4 He who keeps Israel    will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is your keeper;    the Lord is your shade…

Saturday, March 5, 2022

PSALM 46 (NRSV) 1.“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 3. though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. 4. There is a river…

Friday, March 4, 2022

Psalms 22,104, 105, 130 and 148 Psalm 148 (NRSV) Praise the Lord!Praise the Lord from the heavens;    praise him in the heights!Praise him, all his angels;    praise him, all his host! Praise him, sun and moon;    praise him, all you shining stars!Praise him, you highest heavens,    and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the…

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Psalm 126:3 (NIV) The Lord has done great things for us,                              And we are filled with joy. Devotion All of us want to be happy. We would all like to be filled with joy. Our Christian faith knows that all of us basically desire to be outrageously happy. We want to be “filled with joy” and do our Snoopy happy…

Ash Wednesday – March 2, 2022

Psalm 51:10-14 (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 willing spirit.Then I will teach transgressors your…