During this season of hopeful expectation, join in praying to end world hunger. Pope Francis and Caritas International are leading tomorrow's global wave of prayer. The idea is to pause at noon, wherever you are in the diocese or the world, and pray. Caritas' official prayer is below. First, hear Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, President of Caritas International, invite us to prayer:
Noon Prayer on December 10, 2013
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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.
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