Lent

The Journey with Jesus to the Cross

This devotional is designed in chronological order for you (and your family) to read and

and almost literally journey with Jesus to the cross.

Spend time each day reading who Jesus met, who did he heal, what did he preach...

And offer prayers for yourself and others.

COLLECT AND LESSONS

FOR WEEK 2 in Lent

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities that may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Sunday: Jesus Foretells His Death & Resurrection

              Mark 8:31-38

Monday: Jesus Heals a Man with an Unclean Spirit,

               Mark 1:21-33

Tuesday: Jesus and Nicodemus discuss the New Birth, 

               John 3:1-21

Wednesday: Jesus heals a Paralytic and

                       calls Matthew to be his disciple, Luke 5:17-32

Thursday:  A Question about Fasting, Luke 5: 33-39

Friday: The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath, John 5: 1-17

Saturday: Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath, Matthew 12:1-21

COLLECT AND LESSONS

FOR WEEK 3 in Lent

Heavenly Father, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you: Look with compassion upon the heartfelt desires of your servants, and purify our disordered affections, that we may behold your eternal glory in the face of Christ Jesus; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Sunday: Jesus Cleanses the Temple, John 2:13-22

Monday: Jesus selects Twelve Apostles, Mark 3:13-19

Tuesday: Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5

Wednesday: Jesus sends out the Twelve, Matthew 10: 5-15

Thursday: Unpardonable Sin, Matthew 12:22-32

Friday: The Parable of the Sower, Matthew 13: 1-23

Saturday: The Death of John the Baptist, Matthew 14: 1-12

COLLECT AND LESSONS

FOR WEEK 4 in lent

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore gives us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen


Laetare Sunday: Jesus Feeds  Five Thousand , John 6:1-15

Monday: Jesus Walks on Water, Matthew 14-22-33

Tuesday: Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret: Mark6:53-56

Wednesday: I am the Bread of Life, John 6:22-71

Thursday: Hypocrisy of Scribes and Pharisees,

                 Matthew 15: 1-20

Friday: The Transfiguration, Matthew 17:1-13

Saturday: The Death of Lazarus, John 11:1-44

COLLECT AND LESSONS

FOR WEEK 5 in lent

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.


Sunday: Some Greeks Seek Jesus and

               The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up, John 12:20-36

Monday: The Coming of the Kingdom, Luke 17:20-37

Tuesday: Laborers in the Vineyard, Matthew 20:1-16

Wednesday: Jesus foretells his death a third time and

                   A  Mother’s Request, Matthew 20:17-28

Thursday: Parable of the Wedding Feast, Matthew 22:1-14

Friday: The Great Commandment and Whose Son is the                     Christ, Matthew 22:34-46

Saturday: Seven Woes to the Scribes and Pharisees,  

                    Matthew 23

holy week

Almighty and ever-living God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Palm Sunday: Mark 14:32-15:47

Holy Monday: Jesus anointed at Bethany,

                          Mark 14: 3-9

Holy Tuesday: Jesus Cleanses the Temple,

                          Mark 11:15-19

Holy Wednesday: The Plot to Kill Jesus,

                           Matthew 26:1-5, 14-25

Maundy Thursday: The Lord’s Supper, Luke 22:14-30

Good Friday: Jesus is Betrayed, Arrested and 

                    Delivered to be Crucified, John 18:1-19:37

Holy Saturday/Easter Eve: Jesus is Buried,

                            John 19:38-42

COLLECT AND LESSONS

FOR Ash Wednesday week

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 Amen.


Ash Wednesday: Preparing for Lent, Matthew 6: 1-21

Thursday: Jesus heals, Matthew 9:18-34

Friday: I am the True Vine, John 15:1-16

Saturday: Have no Fear, Matthew 10:26-33

COLLECT AND LESSONS

FOR WEEK 1 IN LENT

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.



Sunday: Baptism and Temptation of Jesus, Mark 1:9-13

Monday: Jesus calls the First Disciples, John 1:35-42

Tuesday: Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael, John 1:43-51

Wednesday: The Wedding at Cana, John 2:1-12

Thursday: John the Baptist Exalts Jesus, John 3:22-36

Friday: Jesus Heals an Official’s Son, John 4:46-54

Saturday: First Rejection at Nazareth, Luke 4:16-30