Prayer of the Day

Fruit and nuts and berries, growing ripe and sweet, vegetables and golden corn all for us to eat.

Rich food in its plenty, picked and stored away, while others in their countries are starving every day.

Mothers in the market, choosing what to eat, perhaps a rich fruit pudding for a special treat.

In heats of Ethiopia, little grows on land.  

A mother looks at the food for the day which only fills one hand.

In lands of drought and hunger no more, dear Lord, we pray will mothers ask the question which child to feed today?

by James Anthony Carey (aged 10) 

Taken from 365 Children's Prayers by Carol Watson

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