The 2018 season of Lent is almost upon us.
As a family of Alliance Churches in Canada, we encourage you to continue to seek after God’s heart for justice and compassion.
This Lenten season, we invite you to choose one of the three existing devotional journeys which have been posted on this website. Please note: for 2018 there will not be a new devotional available as an auto-email to your inbox.
You can either download PDF versions of the existing 40 Day Booklets, (Editions 1, 2, or 3), order print copies, or come back to the website to reflect on devotionals contained within those three existing devotionals.
May God bless you richly as you focus on a renewed relationship with Him and enter into Lent with a spirit of anticipation, a posture of humility, and a heart filled with compassion.
Here are the links to the DAY 40 devotional options for Lent 2017
Spread the News of Christ “While You Are Going”
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
— Matthew 28:18-20
A People on Purpose
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
— 1 PETER 2:9–10
Proximity or Presence
“…be filled with the Spirit”
— Ephesians 5:18
Here are the links to the DAY 39 devotional options for Lent 2017
The Story of Shalom
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
— GENESIS 1:26–27
New Seasons with Jesus
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
— JOHN 20:19–20
Praying for Globally Scattered People
“The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night”
— Psalm 121:5-6
Here are the links to the DAY 38 devotional options for Lent 2017
Justice and Compassion Are Motivated by Perfect Love
If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
— 1 CORINTHIANS 13:3
Eat, Drink and Breathe
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
— GALATIANS 5:25
“The Lord is my shepherd…he leads me…He guides me…you are with me…”
— Psalm 23
Here are the links to the DAY 37 devotional options for Lent 2017
When Six Weeks Became Three Months
Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, “Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbour in your land.”
— DEUTERONOMY 15:11 (NRSV)
And He Shall Reign Forever
…“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. …His mighty arm has done tremendous things! He has scattered the proud and haughty ones. He has brought down princes from their thrones and exalted the humble.”
— LUKE 1:46–52 (NLT)
Praying in the Holy Spirit
“But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life”
— Jude 20-21
Here are the links to the DAY 36 devotional options for Lent 2017
God’s Heart for Mistreated Women
She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”
— GENESIS 16:13
Light and Momentary
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
— 2 CORINTHIANS 4:17–18
Mining Rich Resources
“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you…”
— Colossians 1:9-14
Here are the links to the DAY 35 devotional options for Lent 2017
Will Your House Withstand A Storm?
“As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.”
— LUKE 6:47–48
I Can’t Wait to See Jesus!
The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey…and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
— MATTHEW 21:6–11
“After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward…”
— Genesis 15:1-6