Other Resources for Lent
PWRDF’s 2017 Lent Resource was written by Rev. Susan Spicer, a priest from the Diocese of Toronto, with a focus on the 5 A’s of Food Security. Dig deeper into issues of food security and food sovereignty. Read it online at https://issuu.com/pwrdf/docs/pwrdf_lentbook_2017_web , or receive a daily devotion by signing up at http://anglican.us1.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=d120aa8efc4112c7cae41108e&id=cad9cb9b92
Please also find attached 5 Reasons to Support PWRDF, an insert for use in a variety of ways-bulletin insert, information at a workshop or any other creative way that supports the work of PWRDF.
Anglican Fellowship of Prayer
The season of Lent provides us with an opportunity to cultivate the interior life through spiritual exercises and practices. It can be a time of rediscovery; a valuable chance to open ourselves more deeply to the beauty and power of the dying and rising to new life in Jesus. It is a time to ponder the reality of Christ’s death and resurrection and to allow it to soak into our deepest parts. New life and hope come to us in self-examination. Every Christian is called to purposeful reflection on one’s need for God; each individual’s response to that call is an important factor in choosing how one will observe Lent. Through the centuries, Lent became characterized by practices which typify the meaning of this season, namely:
Prayer; Paying attention to God;
Fasting; Reminding ourselves of our hunger for God; and
Almsgiving. Giving of ourselves to others.
Lord of the journey of life, help us to listen up and pay attention to your voice and not be distracted by the noise of life and the constant appeal to satisfy our wants. Lead us to the places where we might be challenged by competing voices, but where we listen to our hearts and know who you are and who we are to you, and thus who we are to be. In the hard places, may we hear the affirmation of your love and presence with us. Summon us again to your way. Beckon us on the journey to the cross. For you are our Christ. Amen
Did you know that you can pray right along with the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Canada or sign up to receive daily noonday prayer emails? AFP invites Churches across Canada to learn about writing and sharing prayers. For more information visit www.prayersofthepeople.org.
Though not particularly for Lent, Bishop David recommends this 2014 video, Facing the Canon (J. John) with Archbishop Justin Welby, to you if you have not seen it.