Practicing Jesus’ Seven Last Words: A Devotional for Lent

Walk more closely with Christ this Lenten season with Practicing Jesus’ Seven Last Words, a new Lent devotional by the Rev. Konnie Vissers. This devotional guide will take you through the seven final phrases said by Jesus according to the gospels, providing prayers, reflections and activities for each week of Lent.

Each week’s reflection invites the reader to ponder one of the last phrases spoken by Jesus and the kind of living it invites us into, as well as to engage in concrete actions that help us embody our faith. Themes range from forgiveness and family to surrender and fulfillment.

Walk This Way: A Lenten Resource for Families

Created by Laura Alary, author of Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter, this resource is great for families looking to experience Lent as a time for spaciousness, freedom, choice and participation in the transformative work of the Spirit.

For each week of Lent, Laura Alary recommends a picture book and provides a brief written reflection and questions. As you read the recommended books, look at the artwork and share questions and ideas together, you will find that reading with children is not only a pleasure but also a wonderful way to begin important faith conversations.

Henri Matisse and the Colors of Lent

Biblical texts and accessible practices weave together with Henri Matisse’s creative and colourful vision of the world, creating a 40-day journey into the heart of the holiest week of the year. These devotional booklets created by the Salt Project are a delightful way to engage in both scriptural and artistic reflection during Lent.

While created for adults, the Salt Project also has Lenten resources for the whole family. Browse the Salt Project’s resources here

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Seeking: Honest Questions for Deeper Faith
Creative Ministry Resources for Lent, Year A

Designed for adults, this weekly devotional by A Sanctified Art follows the Revised Common Lectionary (Year A), beginning with Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday.

The scriptures for this Lenten season are filled with stories of Jesus encountering people who are longing for something, whether it be a deeper faith or a fresh start.

Graphic for Seeking: Honest Questions for Deeper Faith by A Sanctified Art

Seeking reminds us that Christ invites our bold and sometimes difficult questions—and while we may not receive all the answers, we are always given an opportunity in our reflection to experience something new and to discover a fresh perspective. Along with the weekly devotional, churches have the option of purchasing additional art and resources connected to the theme.

Browse Lent resources by A Sanctified Art here

Holy Week Colouring Pages

Illustrated Ministry has created a series of beautiful colouring pages to help young worshippers, as well as those who are young at heart, learn about Holy Week.

This resource is suitable to be sent home with congregation members or to be used as a fun and child-friendly activity during worship services.

Explore Illustrated Ministry’s Lent resources here

Holy Week colouring pages

Easter Flags

Building Faith has put together a Holy Week activity inviting children to create a series of beautiful and easy-to-make prayer flags that tell the story of Holy Week.

With a few simple supplies and a little bit of creativity, your Sunday School class or youth group can engage in the creation of beautiful art that helps even the youngest members engage deeply with the events of Jesus’ last week.

Visit Building Faith’s website here

Holy Week flag

The Desert of Compassion: Devotions for the Lenten Journey

In this book of daily reflections, Rachel M. Srubas invites readers to join Christ on a 40-day journey into the desert.

As the reader journeys further and further into the desert, they will wrestle with their own desert experience and emerge more compassionate and with greater trust in God’s love and care.

This resource is suitable for individual or group study. The Desert of Compassion is available to purchase online through Amazon here

Desert of Compassion book cover