Prayer for Advocates

June 7, 2019

Loving God,

As in the days of old, our nation is full with pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, yet, not willing to aid people struggling with hunger and poverty.

You know the plight of women, children, and men who struggle with hunger in our nation and around the world.

We know that your eyes are on the most vulnerable in our midst and your ears are open to their cry.

Make them an instrument of your peace, to be a stronghold to the most affected in their distress.

Help them to be near, and with the brokenhearted, and to share hope with the crushed in spirit.

Let the treasure of their heart be filled with an abundant love for their neighbor that reflects how much they love you.

As you did with the prophets of old, empower them with your Spirit to go through the halls of Congress, and call on them to act with justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of greed and oppression those who have been robbed of the opportunity to flourish.

Do not quench in them the hunger for justice and righteousness until women and children around the world can have access to nutritious food and “hunger no more.”

In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.

You know the plight of women, children, and men who struggle with hunger in our nation and around the world.

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.
  • 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