Spend Lent with our fathers (and a few mothers) in the faith…Updated

A few years back I spent a lot of time writing a daily devotional for Lent that incorporated the Small Catechism, reading through the Gospels, regular prayer, and learning more about our Lutheran Heritage.  The result was something I entitled “Lutherans for Lent”.  It involves a devotion for each day consisting of a brief biography of one of our Lutheran fathers, a suggested scheduled reading of a chief part of the Catechism, a couple chapters suggested continuous reading of the Gospels, and then also some weekly rotated prayer suggestions.

In the parishes I have served many people have come to know how much I believe teaching our Lutheran Heritage is an important part of seeing God’s continued care for His people.  Along with that I view our heritage as proof that our doctrine and the practice of that doctrine cannot be divided.  Seeing how our Faith has looked in the lives of those who came before us can help us understand how it finds expression in our daily lives today as well.

So for anyone’s resource and use, I make the following available for free to whoever would like to use them to become better acquainted with our Lutheran fathers (and some mothers too).


For a booklet-form copy (1/2 an 8×10 sheet printed double-sided) click here


For full 8×11 sheets, click here.

Please note that I have removed the licensing stuff and also made some revisions pointed out by readers.


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About Pastor Joshua Scheer

Pastor Joshua Scheer is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also the Editor-in-chief of Brothers of John the Steadfast. He oversees all of the work done by Steadfast Lutherans. He is a regular host of Concord Matters on KFUO. Pastor Scheer and his lovely wife Holly (who writes and manages the Katie Luther Sisters) have four children and enjoy living in Wyoming.


Spend Lent with our fathers (and a few mothers) in the faith…Updated — 6 Comments

  1. This is a fascinating resource.  Thanks so much for making it available and for your support of ULC.

  2. That is a neat idea; might I ask what is the difference between the congregation edition and the home edition? or is the difference only in the liscencing?

  3. This little book is a jewel.  It’s not only a fine devotional but a great reference for Lutheran history and leaders.  I have it permanently bookmarked. 

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