An Illustrated Lent for Families: Reflections on Fasting

This is a digital product. After you complete your purchase, the digital files will be available for you to print out yourself. No products will be shipped to you. This product was originally released for Lent 2018.


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Starting with Ash Wednesday, An Illustrated Lent for Families: Reflections on Fasting includes weekly devotionals, activity pages, and coloring pages for families to use together as they journey through Lent.

As you journey through this season of Lent together, families are invited to focus intentionally on the spiritual discipline of fasting. By exploring Gospel passages about fasting, families will reflect on why we fast and how we can choose to fast from many different things than just food. Each week explores a different form of fasting and the impact it can have on how we see ourselves, God, and the world.

This is also a fantastic resource for churches to buy as a resource to give to their families or to use in an all-ages small group/Bible study setting. We have over 60 denominations who use our materials so we're confident that our materials work in a variety of different theological settings and contexts.

When you purchase An Illustrated Lent for Families, you will receive:

  • Family Devotionals: Seven weeks of family devotionals that are simple, but meaningful. The seven devotionals focus on scripture passages for our theme. Each devotional includes a brief reflection, discussion questions, an activity, and a prayer for each week.
  • Special Ash Wednesday Labyrinth Meditation: We also include a special meditation using a labyrinth for Ash Wednesday.
  • Activity & Coloring: These pages help give families and participants concrete things to do to engage with the theme during Lent.

What do I get?

After completing your purchase, you'll instantly receive a link to download the PDF. You will find everything you need in the PDF, and then you can share it with the families in your church and community. We also include information on best practices for sharing our PDF products with your community.

Below is a list of the themes for each of the seven weekly devotionals:

Ash Wednesday: Labyrinth
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-16; 16-21

Week 1: Preparation
Scripture: Mark 1:9-15

Week 2: From Fear to Love
Scripture: Mark 8:31-33

Week 3: Seeking God's Purpose
Scripture: John 2:13-17

Week 4: Choosing Light
Scripture: John 3:19-21

Week 5: Systems Challenge
Scripture: John 12:27-33

Week 6: "Not so Great" Expectations
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11

Week 7: Come and See
Scripture: John 20:1-18

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