One Great Hour of Sharing March 15

One Great Hour of Sharing, a United Methodist Special Sunday, is March 15, this year. Giving to the Special Sunday enables United Methodist Committee on Relief to be ready to respond when tragedies occur around the world.

Loving God, we live in a world of great need.

In our own neighborhoods and globally, the oppressive crushing force of poverty looms large.

War and conflict have driven thousands from their homes.

You have called us to be people of hope, agents of your healing and wholeness.

The right to go to school, to choose a mate, to enter into a meaningful vocation are absent for many girls and women.

Access to clean water and sustainable nutritious food is a constant struggle for many.

Yet, you have called us to be people of hope, agents of your healing and wholeness.

We are grateful that through the gifts given to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is able to be present in the lives of the most vulnerable.

Thank you for all those who give and that through this gift lives are being changed.

In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen

Editor’s note: The Rev. Dr. J. Denise Honeycutt is Deputy General Secretary, United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Your generous giving to One Great Hour of Sharing, a United Methodist Special Sunday, is what allows UMCOR to act as the arms and legs of Christ’s church, moving toward the most vulnerable in their darkest days. Convinced that all people have God-given worth and dignity — without regard to race, religion or gender — together we are assisting those impacted by crisis or chronic need. One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday is March 15 this year.

Each devotional in the One Great Hour of Sharing Lenten Devotions shares an aspect of UMCOR’s work for 75 years to alleviate human suffering in more than 80 countries, including the United States.

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