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Helping your church prepare for Lent

Find out more about Open: our free Lent devotional to help people draw closer to God in the lead-up to Easter.

Free resources for you and your church

Inside Open you will find daily bite-sized devotions from contributors and Tearfund staff around the world. It explores how, when we open our hearts to God, our lives can be transformed, and when we open our hands to God, the world can be transformed.

Poverty is not God’s plan. You are. We are. The church is.

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Open: a daily Lent devotional. A great resource for you and your church this Lent. Explore a taste of what’s on offer here.

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Order Tearfund’s free Lent devotional booklets for your church

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Tips for how you can use the resource this Lent

  • Sunday service talks and sermons. Each week is split into a theme – perfect to delve into and use as a basis for a Sunday talk.
  • Use in small groups. The booklets are a great tool for groups to use to share with one another how God has been speaking to them each week. The weekly themes also make excellent discussion prompts.
  • Discipleship and mentoring opportunities. The booklet helpfully unpacks the relationship we have with God, with each other, with ourselves and with creation in a simple and accessible style.
  • Invite your congregation to sign up to use it individually. They can opt to receive an email each morning of Lent or have the booklet ordered to their home. Simply share the following link with them to sign up:
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Order Lent booklets quickly and easily here

Free Lent booklets for your church - The booklets come in bundles of 15. We strongly advise you to order booklets as soon as possible as the printed version is popular and likely to run out.

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What people said about our 2022 devotional...

‘Thank you so much for the pleasure of the journey through Lent with you and your team. I feel I have made so many friends through this little booklet, and I am overjoyed and fulfilled with the experience.’ Ms Elliot, Nottingham

‘Thank you so very much for these daily emails through Lent, many of which were really encouraging and arresting and will stay with us for a long time and, indeed, change us. So much more could be said! We shall miss them now that Lent is over!’ Mike & Eunice Rolfe, Wiltshire

‘Thank you Tearfund for leading us through Lent. Inspiring, challenging, honouring our risen Lord.’ Mrs Wilkinson, Harrogate

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