Recently, I’ve been trying to make a habit of daily devotions (which I feel like I haven’t done well since I was in college). I think I probably have 20 variations of some sort of daily devotional for women half-marked and partially highlighted on my bookshelf. But now with Lent upon us, and with it, the glorious celebration of Easter, I’m feeling a deep longing calling me to daily devotions once again, urging me to walk the next 40 days with Christ. Something about this season is more intimate to me, more potent of a time to dig into God’s Word and remember the power of the Resurrection and the days that lead up to that very Good Friday. There are some fabulous options for daily devotions for Lent, a wide variety of daily bible reading and devotional books, websites, and Apps, so many wonderful resources that I had to share some of the very best with you.
Please join me. Head His call to spend time in the Word each day. It’s not too late! Look over this list and see which of these daily devotions for Lent might work well for you and draw you closer to Him as we draw closer to the celebration of His Resurrection.
First off, I wanted to share the two readings I will be completing this year: Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement (for me) and A Sense of the Resurrection (with my son).
Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement ($4.99 on Kindle)
Kris Camealy is a blogger I have eagerly followed for a while now and also the founder of Grace Table. In this book, Kris takes us on a journey from holey (broken in sin) to wholly (surrendered unto God) to holy, (claiming the gift of grace through Christ). “Holey, Wholly, Holy is for anyone who longs to grow closer to Christ, and hungers to accept that grace that His resurrection offers.”
A Sense of the Resurrection ($7.99 Printable)
A Sense of the Resurrection: an Easter Experience for Families contains 12 fun, hands-on, easy, meaningful activities to help your kids come face to face with the Easter story.
Here are a few more fabulous options for daily bible reading over the next 40 days.
I love each one of these resources, and I believe they each provide a unique and moving Lenten experience for those seeking to know, follow, and worship Christ.
Consider the Cross: Devotions for Lent ($2.99 on Kindle)
Kirsten Oliphant is a blogging buddy of mine and a fabulous writer. Her devotions focus on the last week of Jesus’ life and force you to consider the significance the resurrection has in your own life. Sure to take you on a powerful journey of growth and self-reflection.
40 Days With Jesus: Celebrating His Presence ($1.99 on Kindle)
Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge ($5.99 on Kindle)
Mark Batterson inspires us to pray like never before through forty true, faith-building stories of God’s answers to prayer, daily scriptures and prayer prompts. You are sure to experience the power of bold prayer.
Printable Easter Devotional (FREE Printable)
Ann Voskamp has put together a powerful Lenten experience for the entire family including daily reading to “listen to God’s Word, linger on His Word, lift up our prayers to the Word, and live out the Word.” The printables also include ornaments to use with your family to create a resurrection tree as you celebrate Lent and Easter together.
#SheReadsTruth (FREE: online, via email, OR as an App)
For the next 47 days, She Reads Truth will be reading “Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross,” calling us to return to the cross, repent of our sings, and remember Christ’s path to the cross. This is more than just a daily devotional for women. It’s an online community connected with the hashtag #SheReadsTruth.
“Love God Greatly is an online community of women which exists to inspire, encourage and equip women all over the world to get into God’s Word on a daily basis through daily Bible reading plans.” The You Version Bible App has the Love God Greatly Lenten reading assignments all set for you, but you can still visit the Love God Greatly website to register for an online accountability group and read blog posts about the daily reading.
IF:Equip (FREE via email, online, or as an App)
This isn’t technically a Lenten devotional. Oh well, I love me some IF:Gathering. The IF team has pulled together a study on Hebrews beginning this week. There will be daily bible reading, a short devotion, a journaling prompt, and a video of two members of the IF team discussing the passage.
What are you reading for Lent? What do you feel God calling you to meditate on over the next 40 days?