World Food Day Should Be Every Day

Date posted: Wednesday 24 October 2018

World Food Day was celebrated October 16 with the theme “Our Actions Are Our Future”. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations designates this day and urges organizations, agencies, and faith communities to join in support. Annually, the World Council of Churches provides helpful worship resources. More than one group in my congregation used this WCC provided adaptation of our Lord’s Prayer. I recommend it to you for use often as it reminds us so well of our call to work for justice and peace.


Our Father in heaven,

Whenever we see nature and everything around us,

We remember your name.

May your reign come to us,

The whole world a safe space, where all are invited.


In our lives’, journey today.

May your will be done, as in heaven.

Give us our daily sustenance, the food of life,

And may it be shared fairly, so that everyone has enough to eat and drink.


Forgive us, if we forget those who have less and suffer injustice.

Help us to keep on striving for Justice and Peace,

In our quest for a world where there is no inequality,

Where no one lacks anything.

Do not let us fall into the temptation of wanting more than what we need.

Deliver us from evil, from being self-centered and acquisitive.


For yours is the Kingdom,

The manna, the food of life.

For you are our sustenance for the journey,

On the road where there is room for all.

For ever and ever.  Amen


Vernita Kennen

Incarnation Lutheran, Shoreview