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Prayer is essential to ending hunger by 2030. God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us, and prayer equips us to take faith-grounded advocacy actions.
Through prayer, we acknowledge our insufficiency and our dependence on the Holy Spirit to effectively witness to God's love for humankind. Through prayer, God’s story and our story connect to transform the world.
We invite you to make prayers to end hunger part of your regular prayer life.
The Bible provides numerous examples of men and women like Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel, and the prophets, who prayed intensely prior to carrying out acts of justice, advocacy, or service.
Jesus, our ultimate advocate and example of spiritual discipline, prayed and fasted for 40 days before beginning his earthly ministry.
In Luke 18, Jesus shows us what it looks like to declare our dependence on the Holy Spirit.
In a parable, he tells of a widow demanding a righteous judgment from an unjust judge. Despite the judge’s unwillingness, he eventually gives the widow what she asked for because of her sheer persistence.
Christ explains: "And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? ... I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them…" (Luke 18:7-8). Like the widow, we too must cry out to the Lord regularly because we know that God listens. View prayers from Bread for the World.
Will you pray for an end to hunger?
Philippians 4:6 tells us to "let your requests be made known to God.” When we call upon God's promises, the Bible assures us that God hears us (Psalm 10:17) and will answer (Isaiah 58:9). Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
You can make prayers to end hunger part of your regular prayer life. When you pray Give us this day our daily bread, include people who are hungry in our country and around the world in your petition.
Bread can help you deepen your prayer commitment. Through prayer, we acknowledge our insufficiency and our dependence on the Holy Spirit to effectively witness to God's love for humankind. Through prayer, God’s story and our story connect to transform the world.
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Here are some concerns you can include in your prayers right now. Pray for:
“He has heard my voice and my supplications.”
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While climate change impacts everyone, regardless of race, policies and practices around climate have historically discriminated against and excluded people of color.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.
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