Lenten Resources

Lenten Resources

We invite you to study, pray, reflect and give with us during ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving — for our families, our neighbors and communities around the world.

These 40 days are a season to reflect and remember, to look forward and ahead. These are not easy times for many of us. We know the challenges our world faces. Yet the season of Lent reminds us that God is not yet through with us or our world. Amid our own dependence on God, we know by faith that God is even now at work, drawing us toward the resurrection and restoration of the world.

ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving invites us to be part of that work and to bear witness to it with partners, companions, friends and neighbors. Will you join us?

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Give to ELCA World Hunger

Commit to a giving goal for the Lenten season in support of ELCA World Hunger, set aside a portion each day, or make your gifts throughout the season as part of your regular Lenten practice.

Lenten Resources

Explore and engage during this Lenten season by bringing ELCA World Hunger into your congregation and home with resources including:

Lenten Calendar

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Find inspirational ideas for daily reflection and action, as well as prayers, relevant Bible passages, hymn ideas and more, with our devotional calendar.



Lenten Study Guide

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Deepen your engagement throughout this season of Lent with our weekly study guide, where you can find impactful, motivational stories and information about how your gifts to ELCA World Hunger are at work in the world.

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Action Guide

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Action Guide for Congregations: This guide features ideas and resources to help activate your congregation in the fight against hunger and poverty with a special focus on the 40 Days of Giving.

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Social Media Lent Calendar Kit

40 Days Lent Study Guide 2023

This kit contains two full sets of calendar graphics for each day of Lent. One set has individual files to be used in social media stories and files in the second set can be used on social media feeds. Each file corresponds to the content on ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving Lent Calendar.


Weekly Email Series

ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving - United States

Dive even deeper into our inspiring 40 Days of Giving content by subscribing to our Lenten email series.