Devotions for Lent 2023

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,...

Archive of Lenten articles

Man with hands in prayer and ashes on forehead

I repent in dust and ashes

woman with face buried in hands

You are forgiven

Jesus reaching his hand out

Jesus’ hands are never tied

cross in floating on water

Cleansed once and for all

open tom three crosses with sun

Painted into the picture

Jesus on cross with dark sky and stars

“My life”: Part 1

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Don’t judge a book by its cover

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“My life”: Part 2

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