For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) has served as a compassionate response to worldwide human suffering. In particular, the agency collaborates with local church and ecumenical partners in nearly 40 countries to help communities create long-term development strategies and to rebuild after disasters. In 2009, the General Convention of The Episcopal Church designated Lent as a time to support, remember, and pray for ERD’s work and witness in this hurting world.
You can connect more deeply with their ministry by using ERD’s Lenten Meditations, available in Spanish and English, which will be distributed by the St. Clare’s Guild on Sunday, February 26. The daily readings are co-authored by a group of leaders from across the Anglican Communion who bring a range of perspectives as they reflect on scripture and other sources of spiritual wisdom.
As we support ERD, let us pray for all those who are fighting poverty, disaster, and disease in their communities and for those who working on their behalf, and discern how we, too, can be agents of God’s healing love and justice in the world. To learn more about ERD and ways to support its work, visit episcopalrelief.org.