Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger
 

Loaves and Fishes

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Caritas Internationalis is calling on people around the world to pray at noon local time for an end to global hunger. This "wave of prayer" across time zones will mark the beginning of a campaign for Roman Catholic-related charities, called "One Human Family, Food for All."

In the United States, Bread for the World is urging its members to join other Christians and people of other faiths in this wave of prayer, which is supported by Pope Francis. Please plan to pray — individually, in small groups, in community gatherings, at your church — on Dec. 10 at noon.

Below is a prayer you might consider praying at noon on Dec. 10. Prayers from several other faith traditions are available at bread.org/prayerwave.

Loaves and Fishes

By Education for Justice

Sharing the loaves and fishes,
You gave us an image of solidarity with the hungry, O Lord.

Sharing yourself in the Bread and Wine,
You called all to the table, O Lord.

Give me the hunger to be a part of the feeding
And the healing of this world.

Nourish me with your Grace,
So I may work with joy to serve your children.

Open my eyes and my heart
To recognize those in poverty
And increase my awareness 
Of the structures and systems
That need to be changed 
So we may all break bread together.

In your name we pray for the end of hunger.
Amen.

Photo: A fisherman shows off his catch by the beach in Mexico (Margie Nea).

 

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