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Lent Course

USPG have produced a Lent Course Guide entitled ‘The Prophetic Voice of the Church’ which will help us understand the issues better. Although the course is broader than our Appeal, week two’s material matches the Appeal directly.

The five-week study course looks at the radical nature of the gospel, with a special focus on the church in India.

"We might think the prophetic voice belongs to the Old Testament, but we want to show there are still many prophets to be found throughout the world church today.

"The prophets’ voices are challenging because they alert us to issues we might want to ignore - they call us to be like Jesus, who stood on the margins, comforting the oppressed and challenging those who are comfortable."

Study 1: Community – inspiring congregations to be dynamic in mission.
Study 2: Injustice – taking action to combat human trafficking.
Study 3: Gender – a skills training programme is giving women a new lease of life.
Study 4: Climate – schools are inspiring a new generation to care for the environment.
Study 5: Hope – giving hope to India’s marginalised Dalit and tribal peoples.

Copies are available in print, for free, through the online shop here, or it can be downloaded below:

 

Lent Appeal Prayer

Almighty Father, in whose service is perfect freedom,
We hold before you all who suffer from Modern Slavery, and we commend to your mercy the work done in the Diocese of Durgapur, North India, to rescue and support those enslaved, abused and torn apart from loved ones;
We thank you for all who respond to those in need, for USPG’s work in this area, and those whose hearts are wrung by the plight of others;
And praying in your Son’s name for the empowering grace of your Holy Spirit in all our lives.
Amen

The prayer is available as a bookmark and can be ordered for free through the online shop here.