Diocesan Prayer Network - Lyndall Bywater - Prayer Updates - Lent and something new for 2023

Good morning, and welcome to the first Sunday in Lent!

This email comes to you with a little gathering of resources you might like to use throughout Lent:

The Lent Prayer CardThe March CalendarA booklet of Lent WonderOther Lent Resources, in case you still haven’t landed on just the right reading for this season.Lent Prayer Card

Please find attached the Lent Prayer Card. We hope the image will help you reflect on Jesus’ wilderness journey, and if you know your flags, it might just turn your thoughts towards the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine too.

I attach the printable version here, but you can find other formats at:


March Calendar of Prayer

Our Calendar Co-ordinator, Primrose, writes:

‘I am delighted to share with you an extra special edition of the Calendar of Prayer. Our daily praying has been shaped by a plethora of prayers drawn from the Sandwich, Canterbury and East Bridge Deaneries. And this month we have also been blest by some wonderful contributions written by Richard Heywood, Bob White, Alison Walker, Maddie Thorp, Jeremy Law and Nick White. In addition, Lyndall Bywater and I have put together a special Sunday reflection, designed to guide us through Lent.

We hope this edition of the Diocesan Calendar of Prayer will add something profoundly special to your wilderness wonderings.

As always, thank you so much for joining us in prayer.’

I attach the calendar, but you can also find it online in various formats here:


A booklet of Lent wonder

As Primrose mentioned in her introduction to the Calendar, we have put together a series of Wonder reflections for the Sundays in Lent, which are included in the March and April calendars, but we’ve put them together in one booklet here, should you wish to have them all in one place.

Each reflection includes an image depicting one of the people who was with Jesus in the days leading up to his death, along with a thought-provoking question and a prayer.

The booklet is attached.

Other Lent resources

Our diocesan website has a Lent page with more resources to explore, so if you’re still looking for something to help you journey through Lent, have a look here:


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May you know the wonder of Jesus’ company in your Lenten wanderings.

Lyndall and Primrose

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