A Fasting Prayer: Lacking the 'enough'

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

Generous God,
We hear story upon story of people
who truly lack the “enough” we consider so basic to our lives…
Too many millions of children lack the basic nutrients
with which to build strong bodies,
as famine and power struggles among adults strip their pantries bare…
Please, now, bestow on those who lack
the home, the food, and the peace they need truly to have enough.
And help us who enjoy a super-abundance
to turn our longing for more into a mission to simplify, to share,
and to follow your lead, that is, to give.
In the name of the one who gave himself, even Christ Jesus our Lord, we pray.

Please, now, bestow on those so who lack the home, the food, and the peace they need truly to have enough.

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.
  • 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. 

  • 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

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “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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  • 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.

For Advocacy