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A Prayer for the Hungry

O God, we pray now for the hungry—
not the spiritually hungry
not the emotionally hungry
not the psychologically hungry
(though they surely need our prayers)—
we pray now simply for the hungry hungry.

We know in the realm that Jesus showed us no one goes hungry,
no one lacks daily bread.

In Your Realm,
those with food remember the hungry,
those with food share their food with the hungry,
those with food work on behalf of the hungry,
those with food weep for the hungry,
even if it makes them feel guilty.

God, we are grateful you never forget about the hungry—
that you long for the hungry to be fed.
God, we are grateful you never forget about those who aren’t hungry—
that you long for them to feed the hungry.

God of the Hungry, so many are hungry.
Send your Spirit to the hungry hungry,
and to the unhungry,
until all feast with Jesus in the new age.
In the name of Jesus and the hungry hungry we pray. Amen.

~ excerpted from a longer prayer by Steve Hammond

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