A Global Wave of Prayer

pope francis imagePope Francis, has called for an international wave of prayer on Dec. 10 to combat hunger around the globe. Known as the “Food for All” prayer (see the prayer below), he has asked us torecite this prayer and act supporting those who are hungry.

Proclaiming “all people enjoy the right to food,” the Holy Father’s prayer calls all the world’s citizens to find solutions to world hunger.

“A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all to satisfy the demands of justice, fairness and respect for every human being,” Pope Francis, Address to the Food and Agricultural Organization, June 20, 2013.

Pope Francis has asked for our help.  Can you pray with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and people of good will throughout the world and make a choice to find a small way to help world hunger today?

O God, you entrusted to us the fruits of all creation so that we 
might care for the earth and be nourished with its bounty. 

You sent us your Son to share our very flesh and blood and to 
teach us your Law of Love. Through His death and 
resurrection, we have been formed into one human family. 

Jesus showed great concern for those who had no food – even 
transforming five loaves and two fish into a banquet that 
served five thousand and many more. 

We come before you, O God, conscious of our faults and 
failures, but full of hope, to share food with all members in 
this global family. 

Through your wisdom, inspire leaders of government and of 
business, as well as all the world’s citizens, to find just, and 
charitable solutions to end hunger by assuring that all people 
enjoy the right to food. 

Thus we pray, O God, that when we present ourselves for 
Divine Judgment, we can proclaim ourselves as “One Human 
Family” with “Food for All”. 

AMEN.

Advent Peace,

Mary Kay

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