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Lord, when we say ‘Give us today our daily bread,’
may we remember our brothers and sisters
who live below the poverty line
and pray, ‘Give them today their daily bread.’
Give us the wisdom and courage to challenge the policies and structures
which make the poor even poorer,
while we have more than enough.
Grant us such deep compassion that we will not rest
while surplus food rots in one part of the world,
and families starve in another;
for your love’s sake.
Sister Margaret Magdalen CSMV, Anglican nun served in England and southern Africa The Book of a Thousand Prayers
If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,
and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,”
without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?
So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.