Aug 16, 2013

Litany for the End of Hunger

Here’s a prayer litany about world-wide hunger. It comes from the National Catholic Rural Life Conference website.

Litany: The End of Hunger and Deprivation

Let us pray for the poor, hungry, and neglected all over the world,
that their cries for daily bread may inspire
works of compassion and mercy
among those to whom much has been given.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Let us pray for the farmers
with limited or marginal land throughout the world,
for those who lack access to water and other resources,
and for the light of research and support services
to shine in the lives of all God's people.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Let us pray for an end to the divisions and inequalities
that scar God's creation,
particularly the barriers to freedom
faced by God's children throughout the world because of gender;
that all who have been formed in God's image
might have equality in pursuit of the blessings of creation.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Let us pray for the health of women, children,
and families around the world,
especially for an end to maternal and child mortality,
that in building healthy families,
all God’s people may be empowered
to strengthen their communities
and repair the breaches which divide nations and peoples.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Let us pray for an end to pandemic disease throughout the world,
particularly those exacerbated by lack of nutritious food and outright hunger;
that plagues of death may no longer fuel poverty, destabilize nations,
and inhibit reconciliation and restoration throughout the world.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Let us pray for an end to the waste and desecration of God's creation,
for access to the fruits of creation to be shared equally among all people,
and for communities and nations to find sustenance
in the fruits of the earth and the water God has given us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Let us pray for all nations and people
who already enjoy the abundance of creation and the blessings of prosperity,
that their hearts may be lifted up to the needs of the poor and afflicted,
and partnerships between rich and poor for the reconciliation of the world
may flourish and grow.
Lord, hear our prayer.

~ posted on the National Catholic Rural Life Conference website. http://www.ncrlc.com/page.aspx?ID=133