Lent

Lent

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.

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Prayer 1

Prayer by Richard Ford, Deputy Head (Learning and Teaching), St Andrew’s Cathedral School, Sydney.

Heavenly Father, Your Son’s outstretched
arms on the cross remind us of your
reconciling embrace.
May we embrace our near and distant neighbours with open arms so they too
know your love.
We long for the restoration of all things,
the return of the Messiah and your
ultimate embrace.

On earth as it is in heaven.

Amen

Lent Week 1

Art by Heidi Rurade.

Reflection

We are prone to exclude while our God is partial to embrace.

We push away while our God welcomes in. We fear the other while our God poured himself out for those far away. As we look to the cross, may we love others as Christ has loved us.

Give

At TEAR Australia, the Lenten season in many ways reflects the journeys of our partners and the communities they work in. Whilst we see the pain, the struggle and the challenges of poverty and injustice, we look forward in hope to a better day.

We invite you to prayerfully consider joining this work of restoration and hope by supporting TEAR’s partners to overcome poverty and injustice.

How your gifts can help:

Lent Week 1

$30 can help contribute to water and sanitation projects, improving family health and reducing illness in the community.

Lent Week 1

$60 can help establish a community group of women, giving them the confidence and support to transform their communities.

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$120 can help establish basic education programs for people who might otherwise miss out on a proper education.



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