Journey in Lent with reflections and prayers for the most vulnerable in our world

6 February 2016

Food Security, Food Sovereignty

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund’s (PWRDF) 2016 Lenten resource takes a closer look at the issues of food security and food sovereignty.

With reflections, stories and prayers for action and giving, the booklet unpacks the “5 A’s” of food security – Availability, Accessibility, Adequacy, Acceptability, Agency – and helps parishes understand the realities of hunger in local and global communities.

View online | Download as PDF


Desert Experience

The Australian desert is the stage for a 40-day journey of reading, reflection, actions and prayer in this year’s Lenten resources from Anglican Board of Mission — Australia.

The daily resource “Into the Desert” lifts up Australian landscape, history and writing, Aboriginal reconciliation and the Christian tradition of desert-shaped theology. 

A special version of Sunday readings is available for study group leaders.

Go to download links for the free app (iOS, Android) | Subscribe to receive a daily email | Download the study group version | Explore the interactive calendar


Migration and human trafficking

Us. (formerly USPG) offers two Lenten resources to delve deeper into the age-old phenomena of migration and human trafficking.

In five study units, the booklet “Migration and Movement” interweaves stories from the global church with background information, Bible readings, suggestions for reflection and prayers. Specific topics include economic migration, refugees who flee war and persecution, the displacement of communities due to climate change, and human trafficking.

A separate prayer diary invites individuals and parishes to accompany churches in their response to human trafficking in Bangladesh, Brazil, Korea, Pakistan, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

View and download study guide | Download prayer diary | Get an overview of Us. 2016 Lenten resources


Shalom and healing of broken relationships

Anglican Overseas Aid invites individuals and parishes on a journey of healing during Lent with a booklet reflecting on the biblical theme of shalom.

The pocket-sized “Toward Easter: A Lenten Reflection” unpacks the promise of Easter and shalom – a new world order – by suggesting steps that can be taken to heal broken relationships: with God, with ourselves, with others, with God’s creation.

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Empowering women

Episcopal Relief & Development suggests walking the path of Lent in 2016 through reflections by the organisation’s programme staff, volunteers and friends across the Anglican Communion.

The daily readings look at ways of creating economic opportunity, with a particular focus on empowering women.

Download PDF in English | Download PDF in Spanish | Sign up to receive daily mediations by email


Journey of discipleship

Christian Aid is proposing to go “into the wilderness” during Lent this year on a journey of discipleship.

An interactive website will offer the possibility to walk more closely with God through the disciplines of prayer, simplicity and generosity and explore how to participate in God’s transformative mission.

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— Photo: Water point in a refugee camp on the Thai border, Thum Him, Myanmar. Credit: Us/Mary Corish