Devotions for Lent

Join Forward in Christ in meditating on God's Word this Lenten season. Each devotion offers you the opportunity to focus on a portion of Scripture, read a short devotional thought, and then close with prayer. More devotions will be available throughout the Lenten season.

Thank you to the South Atlantic District for allowing us to reprint these devotions.

hand holding an apple


“Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said...
man in front of a shadow on a wall that shows a much stronger man with big muscles reflected on the wall behind him

The biggest guy in the room

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans...
wide open road leading into the sun, mountains on either side of the road

So great! So far!

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as...
A flaming sword with the words "The Word of God" inscribed on it has defeated a black sword that is crumbling.

His victory is our victory

“Sing, Daughter Zion; shout aloud, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away your punishment, he has...
A butterfly is flying out of a dark hole into a bright blue sky

Finding courage in trouble

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have...
Jesus is crying out on the cross.

Saving connection

“About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ (which means ‘My God, my God,...

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Jesus carrying the cross with soldiers whipping him

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Upclose Jesus looks in pain dark background

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

7 Words Jesus on cross with colorful sky

The Seven Words

Mary looking concerned

Woman, here is your son.

Cross with sun rise behind it

Today you will be with me in paradise.

hammer hitting spike on cross

Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.

King crown and crown of thorns

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Hymns being played

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