Praying together forTomorrow

Lent is a wonderful time for reflection, action and going deeper in our faith and understanding of God’s heart for justice. TEAR has commissioned a series of seven prayers, created by different authors and transformed into beautiful artwork that you can share with your church, friends or family. Join in the season of lent as we explore prayerful responses to poverty in today’s world.

Prayer 7

Prayer by Rev Carolyn Francis, Associate Minister, Collins Street Baptist Church.

God of grace and hope, fill us with a deep desire to bring the joyful vision of your shalom into today’s world. Energise our living, serving and loving with your Spirit of Life so that we welcome all people into your future of justice, peace and flourishing.
In the name of Christ, Amen.

Lent Week 7

Design by Matthew Deutscher.


In God’s tomorrow, “shalom” shall extend far beyond our simple notion of peace, to a rich and joyful flourishing of human experience. I can hear singing. I can see dancing. I see women and men, laughing and feasting together, knowing that all their work is done. 


Your gift can help create a better tomorrow for people facing poverty and marginalisation.

Lent Week 7

Daw Myint used to be one of hundreds of other people fishing the delta, but the income was inconsistent and the work unsatisfying. Today, Daw Myint is a member of a rice producer group trained by TEAR’s partner World Concern Myanmar. She is “very happy” with her work and finds “much joy in planting and collecting rice – more than fishing.” She hopes that with a consistent income, she can save enough money so that her son can receive an education.

Learn more

How do we respond faithfully to the topic of extreme poverty? Watch the videos and download the action Group Guide to explore the challenges of living in an unequal world.