Equal importance is given by CAFOD to prayer and it underpins all its work. It provides our parish with prayers and reflections to guide and support us in our work for CAFOD.

This Lent we are focusing on the 200 million children around the world who face the threat of malnutrition. The climate crisis, the COVID 19 pandemic and unequal distribution of food mean extreme hunger is getting worse. Pope Francis is calling us to live differently. " We can choose to cultivate kindness. Those who do so become stars shining in the midst of darkness". 
Prayer is a powerful tool. Here are some words you might find helpful.

Small acts of love

Generous God, 
We thank you, and we praise you, 
for we are surrounded  
by your abundant gifts. 
The table you have laid is piled high, 
and yet too many people 
are turned away from the feast. 

Work through us, we pray, so that,  
as the tiny acorn  
becomes the mighty oak, 

our small acts of love may grow, 
bringing hope of a world transformed, 
where all may eat their fill.  


Children's prayer

Loving God, 

We thank and praise you 
for all the gifts you have given us. 
But in a world of plenty 
too many people go hungry. 

We pray that you may work through us, 
so our small acts of love 
make a big difference 
and everyone may have enough to eat. 


Prayer: Catherine Gorman/CAFOD

Anne, 04/08/2020