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CAFOD

Use our prayer resources to pray for all people who are affected by poverty and injustice in our world.

These prayers are united by their focus on seeking an end to poverty and imploring God's help so that together we can build a world where all people can flourish.

Prayers on poverty

Our Heavenly Queen

We pray for the intercession of Our Lady whose loving arms embrace those who are poor.

Full of grace

Inspired by Mary, full of grace, we pray for courage, strength and persistence.

God's transforming power

A prayer which asks for God's power to transform our lives, so we can commit afresh to God's work of compassion and love.

Fire of hope

A prayer giving thanks for the chance to connect with other people around the world and praying for hope, joy and courage as we build one global family.

Prayer for a better world

This prayer encourages us to give thanks for all we have received and be moved to help build a better world for future generations.

You journey with us

A prayer that can be used in times of emergency or crisis. It is about our journey with God who is present in all people we meet.

Answering God's call

We celebrate the example of Mary and all women who have answered God's call. We ask Mary's intercession to help us bring about a better world.

Prayer for 60 years of CAFOD

This prayer was written to give thanks for the role of women's organisations in creating CAFOD and for the support that they continue to give.

He heals the broken-hearted

This Lenten prayer, inspired by Psalm 147:3, asks God to heal our hearts of all that prevents us from responding to our sisters and brothers excluded by poverty.

Prayer for women

This prayer reminds us that is is not just what we do that is important, but how we do it as we pray for women throughout the world.

Justice guided by love

This prayer inspires us to care for the earth and our neighbour, especially those who are displaced.

Out of darkness

We pray for all those who feel darkness and despair due to the crises we face in our world today.

No one beyond reach

A prayer asking God to open our hearts to one another and to take action so that no one is beyond reach of the love and support that they need.

Our common future

A prayer for all those seeking election, that they may listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.

Your kingdom come

An adapted version of the Lord's prayer, bringing out themes of solidarity, flourishing and care for creation.

The hopes of the community

A prayer by a community of people in Colombia, many of whom are displaced, sharing their hopes for their community.

LiveSimply prayers

We pray for the grace to respond to the Church's call to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the world's porest.

The Last Word

We pray that we may speak God's word and that God might do great things for us.

Prayer for adoration

Inspired by a pastoral letter from Patrick, Bishop of the Diocese of Nottingham, this prayer reminds us of how the Eucharist commits us to action and how love of God and neighbour are entwined.

Prayer inspired by St Bernadette

A prayer inspired by the tour of St Bernadette's relics in 2022, that we may walk humbly beside our brothers and sisters and be filled with love in action.

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Family prayers

Use our family prayers to help your children to engage with their faith and what it means for how we live our lives as part of a global community today.

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