An Invitation from The World Council of Churches
for May 21, 2017 to be a Day of Prayer for the Ending of Famine
As more people face famine today than any time in modern history, the World Council of Churches (WCC) together with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and a range of faith-based partners and networks invite a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on 21 May 2017, in response to the hunger crisis.
~ from the World Council of Churches’ website
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35.)
We pray, with others around the world,
for those facing extreme hunger and starvation in
South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya, and Yemen.
Let us be part of a world response
that cares for all people in need with love.
Help us, with others, answer the call to end famine
and eradicate poverty.
— a prayer for the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine, May 21
~ from the United Church of Canada’s website
Read “Called to Care for Our Neighbours”, a letter to the United Church of Canada faith community from the Moderator, the Right Reverend Jordan Cantwell.