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Lenten Devotions 2019

Monday, March 11

(Lead me) irresistibly, To ask that the Lord’s leading be irresistible is not to engage in the well-worn theological debates between Augustine and Pelagius, or Calvin and Arminius.  I leave such debates to theologians who punch above my weight-class.  Rather it is to ask that God lead us in…

Saturday — March 9, 2019

(Lead me) Pervasively, To ask that the Lord’s leading be pervasive is to ask that God be present in every aspect of our life.  Our work, our play, our home life, our worship, our civic responsibilities, and in our speech, both private and public.  It is asking that God…

Friday — March 8, 2019

(Lead me) gentlyIn a world where anger is all the rage, gentleness is much maligned.  Ours is a world where might, and power, and privilege, and affluence are pursued.  So pervasive is the culture of self-assertion, self-promotion, and self-justification that we are tempted to believe that these attitudes are the…

Thursday — March 7, 2019

"Lead me, Lord." This opening petition is at the heart of a Pilgrim’s Prayer.  Pilgrims yearn to have their lives be directed by the leading of God.  We join our voices with the cries of the Psalmists who persistently lift up this supplication before God — lead me! In other…

Welcome to Lenten Devotions 2019

These daily Lenten devotions are written by Paul H. Lang and are organized generally around the spiritual discipline of pilgrimage.  Many of the devotions reflect on a line or a theme in the Pilgrim's Prayer which is given below in its entirety and which is part of the adult faith-formation…