#ForSuchATime | A Prayer for Those Living in Poverty and Hunger

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to join The Episcopal Church and our ecumenical partners, to participate in the #ForSuchATime movement. On the 21st of each month through December 2018, the community is called to pray, fast and act to fight hunger and poverty around the world.

To participate in this critical movement against hunger, please share an image of your empty plate with an inspirational quote or prayer and use the hashtags #ForSuchATime #PrayFastAct.


This prayer comes from Lifting Women’s Voices: Prayers to Change the World, a collection of wonderful prayers written by women from around the world. Below that is a video to accompany the prayer. 

 

Sharing Abundance

O Creator of all living things:
We are all hungry in a world full of abundance.
The possibilities of food for bodies and souls overflow in this
             beautiful world.
We ask for the grace to see the abundance of our world and
enough awareness to acknowledge our sins of greed and fear.

Give us openness of soul and courageous, willing hearts
to be with our sisters and brothers who are hungry and in pain.

We ask for your intercession on behalf of every person hungry
for earthly food and hungry for the taste of the Spirit of God.
We give thanks that we can be part of that intercession.

This world is blessed with enough food of the earth
for every person to eat and be satisfied.
We all can feed on the bread of Christ, through the Holy Spirit,
as God makes a home in our hearts.

We come together in awe and wonder
at the Creator who loves us so much
that we are invited and urged to be co-creators with God
in the care of our brothers and sisters.

In the name of the tender Mother-Father of all people who
            hears every cry, Amen.

Ann Case

 

 

 

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Rob Radtke is President of Episcopal Relief & Development. 

 

 



 

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Goal 1: No Poverty

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