We are about to come to Ash Wednesday and the start of the season of Lent. There are many resources available to help you make the most of this season of prayer and renewal. Below are just a few to explore:
TEAR Australia: Becoming people of hope today
Join us on a journey towards Easter and explore what it looks like to be people of hope in a world that is crying out for God’s Kingdom to be revealed. Weekly reflections and original artwork, prayer prompts and Bible study resources for the seven weeks of Lent. https://www.tear.org.au/resources/lent-2020
Common Grace: Jesus says ‘I am’
Join with the Common Grace community in reflecting on the seven ‘I Am’ statements from the Gospel of John. Led by a range of interesting bible teachers, you’ll hear from the diversity of the church about what we have in common – the Lord Jesus. Each week from February 26th you’ll receive a video, daily bible readings and a reflection to stimulate your faith in Jesus as we head to Easter. https://www.commongrace.org.au/jesus_says_i_am
Archbishop Justin Welby: Exploring prayer
Over five short videos, Archbishop Justin explores different ways of praying. From asking for things and giving thanks, to expressing deep sadness and anger, Exploring Prayer helps you begin – or develop – your conversation with God. https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/exploring-prayer
Bishop Kate Prowd has called parishes in the Oodthenong Episcopate to pray for all those who have been affected by this summer’s fires, on Sunday 2 February at 5pm. This service is one of many taking place at the same time, as we join in prayer for comfort, healing and renewal. Everyone is welcome.
Here is one way to offer practical support for those caught up in the ongoing bushfire disaster:
Anglicare Victoria are urgently seeking donations to support those who have been devastated by these bushfires. Donations can help us provide emergency relief to people and families who are running out of supplies. Your donation today can help us provide the necessary support to those who need it most.
Come, Lord Jesus! Advent is a season of preparing ourselves for Jesus to come into our midst, and for waiting and hoping for the coming of God’s kingdom on earth as in heaven. There are many ways to enter more deeply into this season: here are a few online resources to explore: