During these 40 days, let me put away all my pride. Let me change my heart and give up all that is not good within me. Let me love God with all that I am and all that I have.
~ Genesis Grain
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, and it’s a day many Christians reflect inwardly, giving thanks and purifying themselves. Many make a vow to give up something showing their devotion and thanks to God.
Last weekend, I received an email from Bread for the World and it totally moved me. Here is how it began:
Bread for the World believes ongoing prayer is essential for creating and sustaining the political will needed to achieve the end of extreme hunger by 2030. To encourage this outpouring of prayers, each year we produce Lenten Prayers for Hungry People. This six-panel “table tent” includes the Scripture lessons appointed for the five Sundays in Lent as well as the Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday).
They went on to talk about a life-changing way you can help end hunger in the world. Let’s say you decide to give up on your daily muffin ($2 – $3) for Lent. Take that money you’d normally spend and donate it to help feed the hungry (food banks, food pantry, church, charity that helps homeless, etc.).
What a fantastic idea! Not only will you be feeding your spiritual self but people in need as well.
If you want to take part in what Bread for the World and Rev. Nancy Neal are doing, please click here: https://secure3.convio.net/bread/site/SSurvey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=10220&autologin=true
Happy Ash Wednesday! I’m praying for each of you today and may you find comfort and solace in the Light.
Have a prayer need you’d like to share? Please comment below and we’ll uplift you in prayer.