Saturday, February 23, 2013

Second Week in Lent: Feeding the Children

Lenten Prayers for Hungry People
Readings, prayers, and actions to help you and your family observe Lent in 2013—prepared by Bread for the World

Second Week in Lent February 24-March 2
Jesus Announces His Plan to Go to Jerusalem

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Psalm 27
Philippians 3:17– 4:1 

Luke 13:31-35 or Luke 9:28-43

[Jesus said,] “Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.”
—Luke 13:32b-33

Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me!
—Psalm 27:7

O Christ, you willingly set your course to Jerusalem and faced death on the cross so that we might live. Grant us faith to use this gift of new life to do your work of healing the sick and feeding the hungry.   Amen.

One in five children in the United States now faces the threat of hunger. Too many kids in America aren’t getting the nutrition they need to grow and learn. In 2013, Bread for the World is urging Congress to protect funding for programs that enable families in our country to feed their children. Call 1-800-822-7323 or visit the Bread for the World Web site to find out how you can take part in this advocacy campaign.

Links to scripture are from New Revised Standard Version
Woodcuts were created by Helen Siegl, a longtime Bread for the World member

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