Season of Hope 2019 Lenten Devotional Series

As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the world that the Hope of Christ makes a new season possible – a SEASON OF HOPE. Learn more about how your congregation can give, assemble, worship and pray with Lutheran World Relief this Lenten season.

This weekly devotional series is written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need.

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March 6: A New Way

“If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:9-10

Lutheran World Relief Vice President for External Relations and Engagement, Geri Sicola, reflects on God's call to call to a “new way” of  fasting, piety and alms-giving.

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March 13: Light

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 

Martha Piedrasanta reflects on how God's light shines through all of us, and how that light can transform lives.

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March 20: The best food of all

“Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.” Isaiah 55:2

In this reflection, Chris Mummert challenges us to see beyond personal gain and, instead, focus on how we might use our God-given gifts to build stronger communities. 

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