Pray always and do not lose heart . . . And will not God grant justice to His chosen ones who cry to Him day and night?
– Luke 18:1b, 7a
Our church joins thousands of churches across the country in participating in Bread for the World’s 2016 Offering of Letters. In our worship, we lift up our prayers for those who struggle with hunger, and rededicate ourselves to efforts that help end hunger.
Our prayers and our actions are especially urgent at this time. Severe drought and civil strife have caused acute malnutrition in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syria, and other parts of the world. Poverty and violence have pushed many in Latin America to leave their homes and risk everything to escape. Through our involvement in Bread for the World, we are advocating for humanitarian assistance and long-term solutions to hunger.
In the United States, the fall elections will bring about historic changes. In the weeks and months ahead, Congress and the newly elected president will be making decisions that will affect the lives of millions of hungry people in our own country and abroad.
Putting our faith in God who listens to our cries for help (Luke 18:7), we renew our prayers for all those who suffer from need or injustice. We also pray that our newly elected leaders will govern with wisdom, encourage healing, and work for a future in which all have an opportunity to prosper.
Our faith is in Christ, who makes all things new, and we place our hope in God’s vision of a world without hunger.