This post was originally shared on the Lutheran Church Mission (LKM) blog, posted by Roger Zieger, director of LKM.
“Traditionally the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday is a time of reflection and abstinence – well, it is lent, after all. Why than, is it not strange that our Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (in Germany, SELK) – this year for the third lenten time – propagates the campaign ” Seven Weeks Plus”.
“It might seem to be strange, but only on first sight. We do not abstain just for the sake of abstaining, do we? We abstain from things, because we want to gain time and room for something different: Time to listen to God and room for conversation with Him.
“For the coming seven Weeks we would like to invite you to join the people in our mission congregations all over the world in praying for the propagation of the Good News in word and deed.
“Please join us in prayer.”
- Pray for the work of the LCMS in Germany with our partner church.