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

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
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    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

     Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict. 

For Faith

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

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  • 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.

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