Get smart this Lent - Christian Aid

Christian Aid has just launched a brand new ‘Count Your Blessings’ app for Lent. Starting on Ash Wednesday the app uses bite size, daily reflections to help inspire people as they give thanks for God’s blessings in their lives.

Banbridge man and Christian Aid’s Head of Media, Adrian Horsman, says “Each of the 40 reflections combines inspirational photography with questions for contemplation, uplifting stories and practical actions which can be taken in solidarity with the world’s poorest people.

“People are encouraged to consider each action, give what they can in response and, in doing so, change the lives of those living in poverty.”

And Adrian asks the question, “This year, rather than giving up treats for Lent, why not also think about what you can give?”

The free app is available from Google Play or the Apple Store and delivers these daily reflections straight to your smart phone, iPad or tablet.

A free leaflet version of ‘Count Your Blessings’ is also available, as well as special versions for children and those aged 16-25, from Christian Aid in Belfast. They can be contacted on 028 9064 8133 or by visiting