God, the baker of bread

Bread broken for allWe are delighted to be able to share some prayers that were written especially for Church Action on Poverty Sunday by Raj Bharath Patta,a Church Action on Poverty supporter and PhD
student at the University of Manchester.

A faith affirmation

We believe in God, the baker of bread.
We believe in God, who bakes bread daily and shares it equally among all people, who are created equally in the image of God.
We believe in God, who spread a table in the wilderness to the people of Israel.
We believe in God, who smote the rock so that water gushed out and streams overflowed.
We believe in God, who rained down upon the people manna to eat for forty years sufficiently.
We believe in God, who gave the people the grain of heaven in abundance.
We believe in God, who fed God’s people through creative sources and resources in times of hunger.

We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God the baker of bread.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the bread of life, who has come down from heaven to give life to the world.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who was born in a manger in the little town of the house of breads (Bethlehem), to be in solidarity with all those hungry and people without food.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who taught his disciples to pray, “Give us today our daily bread”, calling all to share our daily bread with those in hunger and need.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who shared food with 5,000 people using local recipes like bread and fish, countering the vices of greed, consumerism and globalisation.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the living bread, whose body was broken in saving the entire creation.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who shared his bread to his disciples and pronounced to do the same in remembrance of him, so that they shall not die but be alive.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who was resurrected from the clutches of deaths, and joined his disciples in dining together with them to eat bread and fish, granting a new hope of life.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who shall come to judge the living and the dead by asking, “Did you feed the least of my brothers and sisters who were hungry and thirsty?”

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the advocate who fights for the cause of the hungry and people without food.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the advocate for the rights of food security and food sovereignty, the one who intercedes for the right to food for all people,
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the liberating spirit, that helps the people of God to be the leaven amidst the flour of creation to make an impact on others to become responsible for sustainability of food for all,
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who calls all people to join in the Eucharist to share in the common bread and common wine, transcending all the barriers of gender, caste, religion and region.

We believe in God, the baker of bread, who grants daily bread to all people.


Church Action on Poverty Sunday is on 7 February 2016. Share soup, break bread, and raise funds to help us tackle the scandal of food poverty.
Click here to download free resources – including more prayers by Raj.

 

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