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One Human Family, Food for All

December 10th, 2013by Amy McEntee

Pope Francis has launched a campaign of prayer and action against hunger. Organized by Caritas, a wave of prayer started December 10 at noon on the island of Samoa and will progress around the world. You can join in by praying this prayer at noon:

O God, you entrusted to us the fruits of all creation so that we might care for the earth and be nourished with its bounty.

You sent us your Son to share our very flesh and blood and to teach us your Law of Love. Through His death and resurrection, we have been formed into one human family.

Jesus showed great concern for those who had no food – even transforming five loaves and two fish into a banquet that served five thousand and many more.

We come before you, O God, conscious of our faults and failures, but full of hope, to share food with all members in this global family.

Through your wisdom, inspire leaders of government and of business, as well as all the world’s citizens, to find just, and charitable solutions to end hunger by assuring that all people enjoy the right to food.

Thus we pray, O God, that when we present ourselves for Divine Judgment, we can proclaim ourselves as “One Human Family” with “Food for All”. AMEN.

More resources for taking action against hunger can be found here:


Amy McEntee

Amy S. McEntee is an assistant director in the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis. She also serves as the chairperson of the Executive Board for the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association. She and her husband, Patrick, live in Dayton, Ohio.