Lent 2017 Devotionals

A collection of devotions written by our community and friends :) God bless you this lent season!

The Voice of the Beloved

The Voice of the Beloved – Thomas à Kempis   As I of my own will offered myself unto God the Father on the Cross for thy sins with outstretched hands and naked body, so that nothing remained in Me that did not become altogether a sacrifice for the Divine propitiation; so also oughtest thou every […]

Denying the Self

 Denying the Self – by The Stebners   Luke 9:23: Then he said to them all “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” (NLT)   This statement of Jesus does not appear to be optional for those who desire to trust the Lord who […]


Week 4 – PRAYER Sue Warnke (2015 Lent devotional)   Psalm 139:23, 24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.”   When we pray our heart guides us. In this […]

Above the Situation

Week 4 – PRAYER Above the Situation – Mariah Gallegos   John 17:20-26: Jesus prays for his desire for everyone to experience and share the same intimacy that he has with the Father. Prayer can reveal deep desires to the Lord on one’s behalf. As for my experiences in the past, I had to lose […]

Come Away With Me

Week 4 – PRAYER Come Away with Me – Hannah Quezada I can still remember to this day being in Sunday School (it was called “Kidz Zone!”), and learning about prayer. “Prayer is a conversation to Jesus!” the kids pastor said. From that point on I started to imagine Jesus on the other end of […]

A Still Mind

Week 4 – PRAYER A Still Mind Kathy Lenz (2015 Lent devotional)   “Even God cannot put anything into what is already full. He does not impose Himself on us.” – Mother Teresa, Everything Starts from Prayer   I have a very busy mind. It is constantly talking. I often fall asleep with a running […]

The Notion of Divine Control

Week 4 – PRAYER The Notion of Divine Control – Oswald Chambers (My Utmost for His Highest, 1935, “Jul. 16”)   “How much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?” – Matthew 7:11   Jesus is laying down rules of conduct for those who have His […]

Breathe on Me, Breath of God

Week 4 – PRAYER  Breathe on Me, Breath of God – Edwin Hatch (hymn; 1878)   “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—the Spirit of truth…” – John 17:16-17a (NIV, 1984)   “…Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you […]

The Goldfish & The Parakeet

Week 3 – PARABLES The Goldfish & The Parakeet – Lary Stucker This week’s Lent devotional is one of Jesus’s more controversial parables; the unjust steward in Luke chapter 16. When I was a little kid, I wanted a parakeet, so my parents bought me a goldfish. Seriously. How could they confuse this cheap dime-store […]