2021 Lent devotional
Missing out on your Lent devotion book from church? Here’s a free PDF booklet you can print out at home!
With many people staying at home from church, you may not have the opportunity to pick up an Lent devotion book. It’s great that Lutheran Hour Ministries continues to offer a free Lent devotional book every year.
After filling out their form, they give you lots of printable PDF options to download:
- Folded booklet: color PDF (Finished size: 5.5″ × 8.5″)
- Folded booklet: grayscale PDF (Finished size: 5.5″ × 8.5″)
- Large-print booklet: color PDF (Finished size: 8.5″ × 11″)
- Large-print booklet: grayscale PDF (Finished size: 8.5″ × 11″)
- E-reader version: zipped ePub file
- And Spanish versions of all these!
I went with the 5.5×8.5 grayscale PDF. So nice they give an option that saves color ink! In total, it’s 22 pages to print out (11 sheets of paper if you print on both sides)
I just printed out my copy, and it’s great! The theme of the 2021 devotional is “The Marks of Love”. Here is the summary:
The Season of Lent is meant for deep reflection. In The Marks of Love, we read of Jesus’s unwavering love for mankind. Sent by the Father, His Son’s mission and ministry was to call us “out of darkness into His marvelous light.” this God has done through His Son. He took our sin and sorrow to the cross of Calvary, and raising on the third day, crowns all believers with the gift of forgiveness and eternal life.
Written by LHM’s Theological Writer Dr. Kari Vo, these messages, centered on the Gospel of Mark, will richly enhance your time spent in God’s Word this Lent.
Vo reminds her readers that God is always here for us. She writes, “Jesus is proof that God can handle us, all of us—the good, the bad, and the ugly. He can take our desperation, our fear, our doubt, our anger. He will not give up on us because we offend His delicate ears. We can spill our hearts out at His feet, knowing that the same God who once hung on that cross will show us everlasting love, mercy, and help. He died for us and rose from the grave for us. Now He calls us to bring our every need to Him—however we word it.”
When you print the booklet and fold it, here’s how the interior pages look:
You can listen to every daily devotion via an audio.
The publishers of this Lent booklet also produce a podcast. Every day they release a new podcast episode with someone reading the devotion for that day. If you would like to listen to two-minute devotions on the go, give their podcast a try.
This month my wife and I will read this to our two children (4-year-old & 1-year-old).
If there are any days in particular that we really enjoyed, I might update this blog post with notes on those days.
If you find any of the day’s devotions to be inspiring, please share it in the comments. I’d love to hear your favorites. Thank you!