Our water consumption is not just computed by what we use for domestic consumption, but also by the products we purchase. That delicious steak we eat uses up 2,034 gallons of water for every 1lb. How? The cow needs to eat 2866 pounds of grain for 3 years before being slaughtered to produce 450lbs of beef. Those grains require water to grow, the farm & slaughterhouse need to be cleaned, the cow needs to drink—all of these add up to 816,556 gallons of water.

PRAY Each day of this week, read this Bible verse as a family and add any special intentions.         

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?      If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?”    -James 2:14-16

ACT: Try not eating meat this week. Here are some great non-meat ideas to try this week:

Friday Meals for Families During Lent

30+ Meatless Family Recipes for Lent 

41 Meatless Meals for Lent 

Freezer Recipes for Lent 

50 Meatless Meals for Lent

12 Kid-Friendly Meatless Meals for Lent

8 Meatless Meals for Lent 

32 Meatless Meals for Lent

Donate any money normally spent on meat this week.