“As we save children, we save ourselves, we save our world. This Lent, I invite supporters to join Episcopal Relief & Development in focusing on the spiritual lessons we can learn from the children in our lives and around the world.” — Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry
This year Episcopal Relief & Development partnered with Grow Christians for their annual Lenten Meditation book. The theme of this year’s meditations centers around Episcopal Relief & Development’s grassroots Church-wide campaign called One Thousand Days of Love. This initiative is dedicated improving the lives of children around the world from birth through age six. Globally, 155 million children in this age group are unable to reach their full potential because of inadequate nutrition, health care and other critical essentials. The first three years of life are especially critical to forming a foundation for future learning, good health and well-being. You can see, it is the perfect opportunity for collaboration.
Beginning tomorrow, I invite you to journey through Lent with members of our Grow Christians community. The daily meditations are written by authors whom you already know and love—parents, teachers, grandparents, godparents, youth ministers. This Lent we’re sharing poignant recollections and reflections from our time as children or time spent with children.
Check with your church to see if they have hard copies of the book available for members. If not, you can download a PDF copy of the meditation book in English HERE and in Spanish HERE. Oh, but that’s not all. This year Episcopal Relief & Development is also offering the meditations as a daily podcast. For all you auditory pray-ers, subscribe on Apple Podcast or Spotify and listen to Rachel Jones read the short meditations.
However you choose to access these meditations, I hope they draw you ever closer to Jesus. May this Lent be a holy one for you and your household. I look forward to journeying through this season with each of you.