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December 10, 2013

ANTI-HUNGER PRAYER WAVE

Dear Friends,
 
Exciting news! Pope Francis is calling on people around the world to pray to end hunger. On Dec. 10, people are asked to pray at noon local time in what will become a wave of prayer across time zones. We hope that members of the Disciples of Christ and other denominations can join Catholics in this faith-filled effort to end hunger in the United States and around the world.
Please also encourage others in your church to join you in prayer on the 10th.  Please consider joining me, Bread for the World staff, and others on the steps of the U.S. Capitol at noon on Dec. 10 for prayers asking Congress to end hunger.
This wave of prayer comes at a particularly critical time in our country. Congress will be finalizing a decision on the farm bill and the harmful cuts to nutrition programs that will impact millions of families that struggle to put a plate of food on the table.
As you prepare for Dec. 10, consider the prayer resources - from various Christian traditions - that Bread for the World has assembled for the day at www.bread.org/prayerwaveCaritas Internationalis, the lead organization for the event, has prepared a special prayer for the day, but feel free to use a prayer appropriate to your own tradition.
 
You can also send a message to Congress: 
 
 
Thank you for adding your voice to this global call for prayer and faithful action to end hunger!
 
This global wave of prayer could be a means by which God touches many, many hearts - and perhaps moves our nation to get serious about hunger and poverty.
 
May God bless you in all that you do,
 
Rev. Brian Adams
Pastor, Mt. Rainier Christian Church

Minister for Economic Justice,
Disciples Center for Public Witness
brianpadamsus@yahoo.com 443-632-5218

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