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proclaim the Gospel

"Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile." – Bl. Teresa of Calcutta:

One of my favorite quotes is that all Christians are called to proclaim the Gospel, and if all else fails we can use speech. That’s exactly what Mother Teresa is telling us.

We can all be living expressions of God’s love and kindness. Allowing the love of God to flow through us is a true gift to a world that’s hurting and hungry for genuine love.

a prayer for those that hunger

Most gracious and merciful God, I praise You and offer You thanks and worship at the start of this beautiful day. I pray for Your grace and forgiveness this morning. I pray that the power of your Holy Spirit may fill me to overflowing that all my speech and all my actions might be a powerful witness to Your eternal and unchanging love.

I especially lift up to You this morning all those suffering from hunger and malnutrition. Bless them in a special way. Grant them food, but also grant them justice.Work through me to help achieve a world where justice leads to peace, and where hunger is nothing but a memory.

Lord, help us to be obedient to Your Word. Grant me the grace to be obedient to Your perfect will. Use us, use me, to end hunger in my lifetime. And may the entire human family know the love You have brought. Amen

acceptable prayers

Does God have a set way of prayer, a way that he expects each of us to follow? I doubt it. I believe some people — pray through the witness of their lives, through the work they do, the friendships they have, the love they offer people and receive from people. Since when are words the only acceptable from of prayer? – Dorthy Day

Gracious and loving God. Empower each of us this day to pray without ceasing. Allow our every action to reflect your compassion for those of our family most in need, and ensure that everything we do demonstrates  your sacrificial love and your justice for the poor and the hungry next door, down the street, and around the world.