Resources for Lent


The De Pree Center offers a variety of resources to help you grow in your relationship with the Lord. Among these resources, we have several that are especially relevant during the season of Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday and runs through Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. Several of our resources are available for free on our website. The Stations of the Cross: A Devotional Guide for Lent, a beautiful, downloadable PDF, is available for purchase in our store.

If you’re looking for a devotional with a Lenten focus, check out Life for Leaders, the daily, digital, complimentary devotional from the De Pree Center. This year’s devotions during Lent will be focusing on the last days of Jesus’s life as we prepare for a deeper experience of God’s grace through the cross and resurrection.

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Lent: A Time of Preparation and Growing Closer to God

Article by Mark D. Roberts

What is Lent? Why does it matter? What might I do – or not do – to observe Lent. Mark Roberts has written a basic introduction to Lent, focusing on its meaning and spiritual value.

Stations of the Cross

A Devotional Guide for Lent and Holy Week by Mark D. Roberts
Price: $7.99

This guide helps us reflect with more intensity and emotion the events and meaning of Jesus’s death. It invites us to draw near to the Lord in anticipation of Good Friday and Easter.

The thief asks Jesus to remember him. Painting © Linda E.S. Roberts, 2007. For permission to use this picture, contact Mark D. Roberts.

The Death of Jesus: Why Was It Necessary?

Article by Mark D. Roberts

This article looks at the death of Jesus from a variety of perspectives: including Roman, Jewish, and early Christian, with central focus on why Jesus believed his death was necessary.

A cross in front of a window with the Grand Tetons seen through the window

The Christian Year: An Introduction

Article by Mark D. Roberts

This article introduces the Christian Year (or Church Year, or Liturgical Year).

How Does Ash Wednesday Relate to Our Work?

Article by Mark D. Roberts

Dr. Roberts explains how the meaning of Ash Wednesday is deeply connected to our experience of work.

Life for Leaders Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions by Mark Roberts (principal writer) and others

Emailed to your inbox each morning or viewable online. Experience God’s presence in all of life, including your daily work.

Hands covered in ash and dirt.

What Is Ash Wednesday?
How Do We Observe It? Why Should We?

Article by Mark D. Roberts

This article introduces Ash Wednesday, focusing on its practices and meaning.