God's idea of prayer is not a ritual, but loving and lively communication between the best of friends.
God wants to have a personal relationship with each of us, and He wants it to be the deepest, most meaningful, most fulfilling and rewarding, most natural part of our lives. He wants to make our lives even better. He wants to add a wonderful new dimension to all that we do—the dimension of His loving presence.
1 – 4 years
5 - 7 years
8 - 11 years
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Updated February 2020!
Following is a comprehensive list of stories, devotionals, coloring pages and activities for Lent for children and teens of all ages. All material is non-denominational and can be easily used by Catholics and Protestants alike. The material is divided by age and category (stories/devotionals). Lent-related subjects covered by this material include prayer, salvation, forgiveness, generosity and Christian living.
Be sure to also check the list of free resources for Easter for even more stories, illustrated kids’ devotions, videos and fun activities.
Lent Daily Devotional Books
Unless otherwise noted, the following devotionals deal with topics related to God’s love for humankind, Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and having a close relationship with Jesus today. Some, such as John 3 and John 1:1-14, are Bible chapters with colorful illustrations that bring the text to life and make it easy to understand.
Preteens and Teens
Arts and Crafts Activities
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