Lent calendar prayer and reflection for 31 March
Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress. Turn your ear towards me and answer me quickly when I call.
When she was young, Sister Consilia in Zimbabwe had malaria. It was the rainy season and the river was flooded and she lived a long way from hospital. It took her four hours to walk there.
She had to rest frequently on the way because the journey was hard. Her younger sister who also had malaria was with her.
They were afraid, because both of them were sick and it was raining. They weren’t sure whether they’d be able to make it to find help.
Many of us know what it is like to feel fear or to be unsure of whether we will be able to get the help we might need. We can cry out to the Lord in our times of distress, just like the writer of today’s psalm.
In her work as a pharmacist at Mtora Mission Hospital, Sister Consilia is now able to help others to access the care they require. Let us, too, play our part in answering the call of those who are in need.
Lord God, we turn to you when we find ourselves in difficulty. May we also listen to those in need, especially to those who are sick, frightened or living in poverty. May we never turn our faces away from those in distress. Amen.
While we can't come together, there are still ways to make a difference to others from your own home. Start an innovative fundraising activity, and donate what you raise to our Lenten appeal. See our A to Z of fundraising ideas for ideas which can be used or adapted to the current situation.
Thank you for helping our sisters and brothers around the world to flourish.