Lenten Reflections – Week 5 (March 17-23)

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Our partner Bread for the World has come out with a great series of reflections for the season of Lent to help us remember to pray for those who are suffering around the world. Each week, we will include these readings, prayers, and actions to observe during Lent.

Jesus is Anointed for Death
Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126
Philippians 3:4b-14
John 12:1-8

Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with fragrance of the perfume.
-John 12:3

May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.
Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.
-Psalm 126:5-6

O Christ, we give thanks for Mary and all your disciples whose faith and witness guide our Lenten pilgrimage. May the outpouring of your abundant grace embolden us as we urge our elected officials to end hunger. Amen.

More than three-quarters of the world’s poorest people depend on farming for their livelihood. Increasing agricultural productivity in Africa and elsewhere is the long-term solution to drought and famine. Take a few minutes to write or call your members of Congress to encourage them to keep funding our nation’s “Feed the Future” initiative. To find the names of your senators and representatives, visit www.bread.org.

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