Lent in Plain Sight

Welcome to the Lenten Devotional 2021 for Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Over the next six weeks, as we travel together on the journey of Lent, these devotions will serve as our companions. The resource is Lent in Plain Sight from Jill Duffield. She invites us to “open our eyes, to the certain providence and power of God, allowing us to lower our anxiety about the future, lessen our burden about the past and free us to follow Jesus in faith right here and now.” We will go through the six weeks of Lent exploring familiar objects with faith-filled eyes, accompanied by scripture to awaken us to God’s presence everywhere. You will find some personal reflections, images, scripture readings, and prayers.

May you be blessed.

Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021

WEEK ONE: DUST Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living person. -- Genesis 2: 7

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February 18, 2021

“And now my soul is poured outwithin me; Days of misery have seized me. At night it pierces my bones within me, And my gnawing pains do not rest. By a great force my garment is distorted; It ties me up like the collar of my coat. He has thrown me into the mire, And I have become like dust and ashes. I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me; I stand up, and You turn Your attention a…

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February 19, 2021

Then Hannah prayed and said, There is no one holy like the LORD, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God. --Samuel 2: 1-8 Reflection When Hannah prays to God it is with her whole heart and her whole being rejoicing in God’s presence in her life. She knows that He has and will always be with her and care for her in her most difficult times. Even more than that, in v…

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February 20, 2021

Now He called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all the demons, and the power to heal diseases. And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing. And He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics. And whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that c…

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