A Fasting Prayer: A unified Christian voice

March 20, 2018
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Prayer for a Unified Christian Voice

God almighty and full of grace.

We come before you, compelled by your love and your commandment, to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

We are troubled by the increase in harmful attitudes and policies toward people of color and people in need.

We pray that all faith leaders, laity, men and women, become one in defending the lives and dignity of people who struggle with hunger and poverty.

We pray for the president and Congress to draft a budget for the common good by protecting the poor, vulnerable, and oppressed, because you said that how we treat the “least of these” is how we treat you.

We acknowledge that it will be difficult to live up to our nation’s ideals.

But, we pray that your loving grace and mercy will move all of us to work united, and in solidarity, advocating for racial equity and healing, shared prosperity, and peace, in our country and worldwide.

In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

We come before you, compelled by your love and your commandment, to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

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.

    The Bible on...

  • 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