Lent Prayer and Action 22nd February

Week 1 22nd Feb: Secure Livelihoods

In the UK many people do not have a secure livelihood.  Insecure work contracts, uncertain working hours and low pay result in the State often having to top up incomes.  Those, who for reasons of disability, ill health or caring find their incomes reduced by the ongoing cuts in the welfare system. This insecurity adds to their burden.  Your are reminded that tomorrow is the start of Fair Trade Fortnight.

One week in Lent consider not going shopping at all and living off what is in your cupboards and freezers. Many of us could stock a small shop or market stall from what we have in our cupboards.  Donate the money you save to Traidcraft Exchange or another charity that helps promote secure livelihoods.


God of Hope
We live a world you have made
Give us generous hearts to share with others
Your Kingdom Come
Your will be done                 Amen

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