A prayer for the millions of families, especially those in East Africa, who are facing a food crisis that could be worse than any we've lived through.
Share these prayers on the theme of food and hunger with your family, parish or community, or use them to enrich your personal prayer life.
Find prayers for our sisters and brothers who are struggling to get enough food, as well as graces to use before meals from around the world.
Latest food prayers
This prayer asks Jesus to nourish us to challenge injustice in the food system.
We offer these luminous mysteries, uplifted by our faith in Jesus, Light of the World, and nourish our commitment to tackle the causes of hunger in our world.
Use CAFOD's family prayer ideas on the theme of food. Pray and reflect in solidarity with our global family.
Grace before meals
A grace to be said before meals, based on Psalm 34:8
This grace is based on Isaiah 58:5-7, a passage about sharing bread with the hungry.
In this prayer, we ask God to bless the food that we eat and pray that we might be moved to share what we have with others.
A prayer inspired by a family meal together.
A prayer thanking God for his generous gifts and asking for strength to work so they are shared by all.
A selection of graces from around the world - Kenya, Sierra Leone and El Salvador. Use these prayers when you sit down to eat at home or in your community.
More prayers on food
A prayer giving thanks for the good things that God has given us and asking for a desire to make all things new.
A prayer for all those affected by hunger and drought.
We pray that as we break bread together we may catch a glimpse of God's Kingdom of plenty for all.
We pray that we may respond to God's invitation to us, by sharing what we have received and adjusting our own wants so that no one is turned away.
A prayer for all those who lack food and are forced to go hungry. Pray that God may journey with us as we work together to build a future of plenty for all.
A prayer which meditates on the worldwide family and asks for God's blessing that all may have enough to eat.
A prayer that celebrates the bountiful gifts of creation, but questions why there is poverty when there is enough for everyone.
We pray that we may recognise Christ in our sharing.
A prayer by Fr Ignatius Ikunza, late director of the Hakimani Jesuit Centre in Kenya.
We pray that we may not hoard the gifts we have been given nor waste the fruits of the earth.
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