Lent 2009: Listen, Pray, Take Action!
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 25. In this time of preparation before Easter, believers can commemorate Jesus Christ through prayer and almsgiving.
25:31-46 describes Jesus separating the sheep from the goats, saying to them,
“Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom
prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave
me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a
stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick
and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” When one of
the followers asks Jesus when they had done such things for the Lord, Jesus
replies, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these
brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Let’s learn from this passage that we can serve the Lord by serving those who are suffering around us, and let’s put this lesson into practice during Lent. Bread’s website provides the Lenten prayer resources that will help us do this. A scripture reading, prayer, and action are presented for each of the five weeks of Lent and Holy Week. You can download the Lenten Prayers for Hungry People in pdf or order free copies online for your home, church, or organization.
You can also access other Lenten resources about hunger at this website.
Hope you all have a wonderful week.
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