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2024 Lenten devotions: Local Pilgrim


These 2024 Lenten devotionals are a digital product.

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This daily Lent devotional from the Presbyterian Outlook invites you to explore and observe new and familiar places in your community. What will God reveal to you when you pause, ponder and reflect?

A cemetery, a bar, a library, an emergency waiting room: what do all these places have in common?

In Local Pilgrim, Outlook Editor/Publisher Teri McDowell Ott and other writers explore what God might reveal to us if we intentionally explore our communities. Who do we see? What do we hear? God reveals God’s self when we look.

Lent is the perfect season for a pilgrimage such as this, leading to meaningful contemplation and sacred discoveries. As you make your way through this devotional, you might find yourself inspired to go somewhere new; or somewhere familiar with a notebook in hand; pause, ponder and pray. What will God unveil? Join us on your local pilgrimage to new and familiar places in your community.

Each daily reflection, beginning with Ash Wednesday and culminating on Easter Sunday, will combine personal reflection, Scripture and prayer. 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 15. Those who order on January 15 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 larger print version formatted which can be printed as a book on 11×17 paper, a half-page size, which can be printed as a book on 8.5×11 paper. We will also have week-by-week versions. Color and/or black-and-white versions can be formatted on your printer settings.

Each daily entry includes a reflection, Scripture, and prayer. The devotions will be available for download on January 15. We hope these devotions enhance your Lent preparations as you get ready for Christ’s death and resurrection.

When will I receive my order?

The devotionals will be available for download on January 15. Those who pre-order will be emailed their devotions on January 15. If you order on or after January 15 you will receive the devotions in your inbox within hours of your order. If you do not, please reach out to

What other writers are featured in the book?

In addition to the writing of Teri McDowell Ott, Local Pilgrim features devotions by Amantha Barbee, Katie Crowe, David Dendy, Colin Farmer, Dartinia Hull, Noé Juarez, Ellen Martin, Tovi Martin, Lauren McFeaters, Alison Messick-Watkins, Lori Raible, Matthew Rich, Amy Rickard, Jackson Ringley, Peg Robarchek, Rose Schrott Taylor, Byron Wade, Mary Anne Welch, Jeremy Wilhelmi, and Dayton Wilson.


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