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A PRAYER FOR THE HUNGRY

MY CIRCUMSTANCES DON'T DEFINE MY CHARACTER OR MY WORTH. What has happened to me and my current food security problems do not determine what I can accomplish or what my children can achieve in their lives. MY BEING HUNGRY DOES NOT MEAN I AM NOT LOVED OR SPECIAL- IT MEANS I AM BEING ASKED TO HANDLE HARDSHIP WITH GRACE. PLEASE LET ME BE AN EXAMPLE TO THE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE AND MY CHILDREN, ABOUT HOW TO USE MY RESOURCES WISELY AND BE GRATEFUL, IN FAITH, FOR EVEN THE LITTLE BIT I HAVE.

We live in a time of abundance. Please bring abundance into my life, my table and my heart. In the wsdom born of suffering and Living on our beautiful green earth, I know my higher power does not think there should ever be a time when I should go without.

TODAY IF I STRUGGLE TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE, MY HIGHER POWER KNOWS I AM TRYING MY BEST. PLEASE GIVE ME THE COURAGE AND DISCIPLINE TO DECIDE TO EAT AS HEALTHILY AS I POSSIBLY CAN. THERE MIGHT BE A TIME WHEN IT MIGHT SEEM IMPOSSIBLE TO BE OPTIMISTIC AND MY FAITH MIGHT BE HARD TO HOLD ON TO; IN THIS MOMENT, PLEASE BE MY ROCK AND MY SOLACE. I have had this kind of moment, and your love has carried me through. 

PLEASE HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND WE HUNGER FOR FOOD, COMPANIONSHIP, STABILITY, fulfillment AND FAITH. PLEASE GIVE YOUR GUIDANCE ABOUT HOW BEST TO MEET MY MANY NEEDS AND THE NEEDS OF EVERY BEING WHO DEPENDS ON MY HOUSEHOLD.

TODAY I MIGHT STRUGGLE WITH SELF PITY AND SADNESS OVER MY SITUATION. MY HIGHER POWER KNOWS NOT HAVING THE ABUNDANCE I DESERVE IS SCARY, SAD AND DISCOURAGING. PLEASE GIVE ME STRENGTH TO FIND SOLUTIONS FOR HOW TO FEED MY SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL HUNGER AND COURAGE TO BE TENACIOUS AND RESILIENT. PLEASE LET MY PRIDE NOT INTERFERE IN MY ABILITY TO ACCEPT HELP AND DO NOT LET ME BE DISHEARTENED BY THE THINGS I MIGHT HAVE TO DO IN ORDER TO SURVIVE THIS DIFFICULT TIME. I an independent Person and I know with your help I will always maintain my independence.

IN THE NAME OF EVERYTHING HIGH AND HOLY, ABUNDANT AND FERTILE, SACRED AND SECRET, THIS WE PRAY.