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This prayer, to be shared on Family Fast Day, invites us to pray that we might plant seeds of hope in our world and be moved to help one another in our times of need

Generous God, we thank you
for the gifts you have given
for all people to share.
We plant seeds of hope
and nurture them as we seek
a harvest of plenty for all.

Forgive us for the times these seeds
fail to take root in our hearts.
We grieve when homes and crops
are washed away by floods,
when lives are uprooted by disaster,
or trampled by fear and greed.

Living God, you lead us
to a new way of being.
Move us to help one another
in our times of need,
to care for the earth and
to love one another,
sharing your harvest with all.

Amen.

Children's version of the prayer

Generous God, we thank you
for the gifts you have given
for all people to share.
Sometimes things go wrong.
Floods wash away homes and crops.

Living God, move us
to help one another in times of need,
to care for the earth
and love one another
sharing your harvest with all.

Amen.

Prayers: Catherine Gorman/CAFOD

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