Liturgy Resources and Lent Devotionals

Liturgy Resources

See below for Confession and Absolution, Blessing and Dismissal based on Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40, Luke 6:27-38, 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50

Lent devotionals – part 2

I asked the lovely folks of the Association of Christian writers (ACW) for their Lent reading recommendations. Pop along to my author site (fayrowland.co.uk) to see their suggestions. Click here to see the first set of recommendations and here to see the second set.


My personal choice is Eugene Peterson’s A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. It’s not specifically a Lent book, but the matching study guide (suitable for groups or individuals) has six sessions, perfect for a weekly study group or to work through yourself

“Since Eugene Peterson (of The Message fame) wrote this spiritual formation classic more than forty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Christians have been inspired by its call to deeper discipleship. Our society is obsessed with quick fixes. But Peterson’s time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same – a long obedience in the same direction.”


And, of course, I’m going to promote my own Lent books:

The Big Story

Trace the whole story of the Bible from Creation to Easter in bite-sized chunks, and see how it all hangs together in one grand story that leads to Jesus.

Linking Old Testament and New Testament texts that follow the grand themes of scripture, this will give you a wonderful overview of God’s eternal plan that culminates at Easter

Each day, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day, tells part of the story with a short reflection and prayer. You can use the sessions daily or in weekly groups.

Broken Bits and Weirdness

Meet some of the Bible’s most dismal failures, in nine intergenerational studies including special features for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Each session has a reflection, question to think about, space for your own thoughts, craft, cooking, an outside activity and a labyrinth. It’s perfect for weekly adult or youth groups, or to use at home with a different activity each day.

Visit my author site to see all the recommendations, first set  and second set.


Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40, Luke 6:27-38, 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50

Confession and Absolution

Father God,

You told us not to judge, so that we would not be judged.
We have failed.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

You told us not to condemn, so that we would not be condemned.
We have failed.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

You told us to forgive, so that we would be forgiven.
We have failed.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Father of all mercy,
remember that we are creatures of dust,
forgive us, we pray,
renew us and remake us in the image of your son,
our saviour, Jesus Christ.
Amen.

May God, who takes what is sown in weakness
and raises it in power,
grant us to inherit his life imperishable,
and to live the life of heaven on earth.
Amen.

Blessing and Dismissal

Trust in the LORD, this day and always.
Take delight in the LORD, this day and always.
Commit your way to the LORD, this day and always.
Be still before the LORD, this day and always.

And the grace of God –
good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over –
be with you, this day and always.

Amen.


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