On June 10, join Christians around the world and pray for people suffering from severe hunger

There are more people facing famine in the world today than at any other time in modern history.

On Sunday, June 10, Canadian Foodgrains Bank and its 15 member agencies are calling on all Christians and churches in Canada to join the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine.

On that day, people of faith around the world will be praying for the many millions of people around the world who are at risk of famine right now, and who may already be experiencing severe hunger.

Last spring, the world faced an unprecedented catastrophe when over 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria were declared to be on the brink of famine. Strong efforts meant famine was averted, but in 2018, that risk remains, and in some cases, has increased.

The day of prayer is a joint call from the World Council of Churches, the All Africa Council of Churches, and the World Evangelical Alliance. The goal is to unite faith communities all over the world as a prayerful and spiritual movement to:

    • Promote prayer, reflection and action with information and suggestions.
    • Bring awareness regarding famine’s impact on the most vulnerable children and families, and help address its root causes.

  • Connect with church-related and other humanitarian organizations that are currently working to bring immediate relief and positive long-term change so children and families can live out God’s aspiration for a dignified, peaceful and violence-free future.
  • Help communities and congregations uphold each other in prayer and support, by sharing experiences, challenge and solutions.

Here are some prayers and words for worship to help you pray for people affected by severe hunger.

We hope you, your family, and faith community will join us on June 10 to pray for an end to famine!

You Can Help!

Even the smallest gifts make a difference to a baby in need of emergency therapeutic food, or a mother who has walked with her children a long distance in search of food and water.

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