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As the nation begins to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month starting Sept. 15, Bread for the World is honored to present “Finding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border: A Bilingual Latino Devotional.”
This week’s prayer is a preview of the devotional. The following words are excerpted from its Introduction.
“This devotional celebrates the hope, faith, and resilience of Latino communities, while also lamenting the evil of inequitable policies that, to this day, continue to oppress our people leading to hunger and poverty in the United States and south of the U.S.-Mexico border — even further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This bilingual Latino devotional invites you to reflect biblically on the interconnectedness of hunger, malnutrition, and climate change, issues that negatively impact Latino communities in the United States and drive migration abroad.”
The following is a prayer from Rev. Jeanette Salguero’s devotional on domestic hunger and malnutrition.
Join us in prayer:
Lord, help us to follow your commandment of loving our neighbor as we love ourselves.
Help us to heed your word and stand alongside those facing hunger and satisfy the needs of the oppressed.
If the sin of partiality comes knocking at our door — may we stand firm in your word — and reject it.
Help us understand that when we give a banquet and invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind — we will be blessed. In Jesus’ name! Amen.
We invite you to use this bilingual devotional with your community of faith to reflect, pray, and act.
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