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Prayer: For those with nothing to eat

For those who will have nothing to eat today, tomorrow, or the day after,
who are suffering from the effects of severe malnutrition,
Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those who have left their homes in search of better conditions,
who are walking for days in the hope of finding food;
for those who arrive at refugee camps only to find them full,
Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the sick and malnourished who desperately need medical attention;
for those who will not live past today;
those who can only stand and watch as loved ones die,
Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

God, surround our suffering brothers and sisters with Your presence.
Strengthen and encourage them, and all those who are working to help them.
And give us, who have enough to eat,
a profound hunger for justice that motivates us to deep generosity,
so that the suffering might end.

We pray in the name of Jesus,
who came to bring abundant life to all. Amen.

— Christine Longhurst