A Fasting Prayer: All things are possible

January 19, 2018
Join Bread for the World in prayer to end hunger

"For if you keep silence at such a time as this ..."

 — Esther 4:14

Holy God we come to you with humility, knowing that the answer to our challenges is not wholly within us. We come with steadfastness, knowing that your love for us is everlasting. And we come with hope, knowing that in you, all things are possible.

We pray O God, for people struggling with hunger in the United States and around the world. Help us to keep our spiritual discipline of prayer, fasting, and action each month, that we might draw closer to you and help us as a nation to do our part to provide funding and support that will help end hunger. Strengthen us to speak up like Esther, and not keep silent, but rather stand with those in need.

Be with us O God, for such a time as this.

In your Holy name we pray, Amen.

Strengthen us to speak up like Esther, and not keep silent, but rather stand with those in need.

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

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    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

For Advocacy

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.

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  • Fact Sheet: Hunger by the Numbers

    In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.

  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

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