Fifth Week of Lent: Our daily bread

Prayer for the week:

O God, may we use the gift of our senses to see, smell, touch and taste your goodness shown in the daily

bread we share. Bless us as we live our lives with awareness of your loving gift of the natural world. May we always be mindful of the hungry who share the earth with us and may we be generous in providing for their needs. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Reading for the week:

John 6:12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”

Actions for the week – focussing on food

  •   Sunday 17th of March: Buy food that’s being grown or produced locally using local shops and farmers markets where possible avoid packets and tins that are imported from faraway places.
  •  Monday 18th of March: Eat by candlelight. How many rooms do you light in the evenings? Turn out the lights and enjoy a candlelit dinner! Meat-free Monday today!
  •  Tuesday 19th of March: Cook for free. Electric hotplates or ovens take a long time to cool, so why not turn them off earlier so your food finishes cooking for free?
  •  Wed 20th of March: Treat your fridge to a good de-icing to make sure it’s running efficiently.
  •  Thu 21st of March: Consider purchasing or making a wonder box
  •  Friday 22nd of March: . Put a lid on it. Put a lid on pans when cooking. Fish for Friday !
  •  Saturday 23rd of March: Cook your food in a microwave. They use significantly less energy than a conventional oven.