A Prayer for Those Living in Poverty and Hunger

One of the most important ways of engaging with our work around the world, and especially during the 75th Anniversary Celebration, is by lifting up prayers for the communities in which we work.

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

Link to video that accompanies the prayer: http://bit.ly/PrayerPovertyHunger

 

 

 

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Rob Radtke is President of Episcopal Relief & Development. 

 

 


An Historical Journey

We invite you to journey with us through our 75 years of healing a hurting world. View our interactive timeline that takes you from our start in the 1940s to the present, and witness our growth in vision and direction. We thank you for your support that allows us to strive towards a flourishing future. It takes #AllHands75!

 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Goal 1: No Poverty

Goal 1: No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere  Learn more»

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

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