Lenten Devotions 2024

Lent is a season of 40 days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, and ends the Saturday before Easter.

It is a time of preparation, of self-examination and of reflection as we journey toward the cross.

The devotions in this collection, designed so that you can use one for each week of Lent, focus on love and what we learn about it from Jesus.

Jump to:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7

Week 1

Love in action
By Frank Wrenn

Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for people to humble themselves? 
Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying in sackcloth and ashes?
Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD?
Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter — when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

— Isaiah 58:5-7, New International Version

Week 2

Living in love
By Karla Sandoval

Do everything in love.

1 Corinthians 16:14, New International Version

Week 3

Being nice vs. kind
By Jennifer T. Holmes

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

— 1 Corinthians 13:4-6, New International Version

Week 4

Motivating the mission: Redefining friendship in modern times
By Cheyne Collier

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

— Romans 15:5-6, New International Version

Week 5

Love acts
By Rhoda Goremucheche

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

— John 15:12-13, New International Version

Week 6

Redemptive love always hangs on a caveat
By Ronald Kiconco Ongopa

Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.

— Luke 22:42, New International Version

Week 7

God’s love in action
By Terrance Gattis

God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.

— Hebrews 6:10, New International Version