Thank You for Your Interest in Lenten Resources

Bread for the World believes ongoing prayer is essential for creating and sustaining the political will needed to achieve the end of extreme hunger 2030. To encourage this outpouring of prayers, each year we produce Lenten Prayers for Hungry People. This six-panel “table tent” includes the Scripture lessons appointed for the five Sundays in Lent as well as the Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday).  

Ash Wednesday is especially early this year: February 10. You are welcome to download or order print copies of Lenten Prayers for Hungry People to share with family, friends, and members of your church or parish.  

Request or download your free copy today!

More Resources for Prayers and Devotions during Lent

  • Daily devotions: During Lent, Bread Blog is running a series of devotionals.
  • Weekly world prayers on the Bread Blog: Prayers for the end of hunger in a different set of countries each week, based on the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle. Posted Friday mornings.
  • Daily Prayers to End Hunger: Inspired by the Lord's Prayer, this pocket-sized resource includes brief prayers for each day of the week, along with passages from Scripture. 
  • Praying to end hunger: When you commit to joining Bread in regular prayer for the end of hunger, we will email you twice a month with specific items to pray for. To indicate your commitment to praying and to receive prayer emails from Bread, go to www.bread.org/pray. You can invite your friends to pray for the end of hunger too. Let us know at the prayer commitment page above, and we'll send you a card that you can share with them. 

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • The Nourishing Effect

    Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

  • Mass Incarceration: A Major Cause of Hunger

    Mass incarceration has far-reaching effects in the United States. It poses a significant barrier to ending U.S. hunger and poverty by 2030—a goal the United States adopted in 2015. But the connection is not always obvious.

  • Advancing Nutrition through Food Aid Reform

    The United States has long been a global leader in responding to humanitarian emergencies. Food assistance that includes nutritious food for pregnant women and young children is both a life-and-death matter for individuals and an economic imperative for countries.

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.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    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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  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

    Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

From the Blog