We come to you with our hearts heavy for the people who are currently experiencing famine and personal hardship. We do not know them personally, but we share a common bond as human beings, created in your image.
Many of them find themselves in desperate circumstances - without food, without shelter, and often without hope. It can seem to us that there is little that we can do for them and we wouldn't even know where to start. The pictures on the news are difficult to watch, and we’d often rather look away.
But you have called us to be your hands and feet in the world; to speak and act for those who are marginalized and neglected, to seek justice and to love mercy.
So we pray that your spirit would prompt us to action. Give us generous hearts; let them break for what breaks your heart. Give us courage to speak on the behalf of the suffering to those who are shaping our country’s response.
Give us perseverance to continue the work of renewing and restoring your world, as we seek to live out our calling as your disciples.