Second week of Lent: Water the source of life

Prayer for the week:

Father, thank you for providing us with plentiful water to drink and meeting all our basic needs. Help us not to take any blessing for granted, but instead be faithful stewards of your earth's resources. As we make changes that may be inconvenient, we draw from your well of living water that never runs dry, and remember that everything we have comes from you.

Reading for the week

Psalm 104:10-13

He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.

Actions for the week: focussing on water

Sunday 24th February: Turn the tap off when washing and brushing your teeth

Monday 25th February: Find out where the water comes from that is used for baptism at your church. Consider getting involved in cleaning that river. Meat-free Monday!

Tuesday 26th February :Mend any dripping taps at church and the home

Wednesday 27th February: Take a shower instead of a bath: you’ll heat and use less water.

Thursday 28th February: Check your flush. Fill a two liter bottle with water and put it in your cistern to reduce water flow. Or consider installing a two way flush system.

Friday 1st of March: Only fill your kettle with as much water as you need. Eat fish today!

Saturday 2nd of March: If you need to add cold water when you fill the sink or run a bath, then your hot water thermostat is too high – try setting it at 55 degrees