2023 Lenten devotions: Inward work for outward living


A daily Lent devotional from Presbyterian Outlook that explores the connection between internal contemplation and outward action.

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Are you looking for theologically sound, inspiring and affordable Lenten devotions for the congregation?

The Presbyterian Outlook is once again offering accessible and inspiring daily devotions for Lent written by editor Teri McDowell Ott. In Examen: Inward work for outward living, Ott explores the ancient spiritual practice of examen that focuses on honest assessment and reflection. With a different theme for each week of Lent, readers are invited to explore the connection between internal contemplation and outward action.

Themes include examining our fear to live with faith, examining our pain to live with healing, examining our dishonesty to live with truth, examining our joy to live with gratitude, examining our love to live with heart and examining our burdens to live with blessing.

Each daily reflection will combine personal reflection with meditation, visualization and short prayers. The prayers can be used as mantras or breath prayers: breathe in praying the first phrase, breathe out praying the last.

May God bless you and keep you on your Lenten journey.

Is there a sample?

For a sample, see here.

How do I order?

You can order Lent devotions using this webpage. Those who pre-order will receive the devotions via email on January 30. Those who order on January 30 or after will receive an email with the devotions within hours of their purchase.

What do I get when I order?

You are purchasing a digital copy of this devotion packet.

We will offer the devotions to you in multiple forms so that you can use the version that works best for your congregation. Your purchase will include a full .pdf book of devotions, individual files for each week of Lent, and a link to read the devotion as a digital ISSUU e-book. You can email the devotions to your congregation, or you can print as many you need. We will offer the devotions in color, black and white, and large print.

Each daily entry includes a reflection short invitations to examen, imagine and pray. The devotions will be available for download on January 30. We hope these devotions enhance your Lent preparations as you get ready for the Christ’s death and resurrection.

When will I receive my order?

The devotionals will be available for download on January 30. Those who pre-order will be emailed their devotions on January 30. If you order on or after January 30, you will receive the devotions in your inbox within hours of your order.


Email or call Renee Westry 1-804-494-8034 Ext.752 with questions and/or for presbytery pricing.