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The Impact Of Our Choices – Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade fortnight

A Prayer from Traidcraft for Fairtrade Fortnight
24th February – 9th March 2014

Father God,
as we reflect on our responsibilities as Christians,
help us to understand the impact our choices and actions have on others
Help us to be true disciples of Jesus,
living the gospel and bringing social change in an unjust world.

Give us courage to challenge unfair trade rules
and pray for those who have the power
to make far-reaching decisions affecting the world’s poor.

As we eat and drink,
help us to pray for those who have laboured to bring the food to our table.
Fill our hearts with compassion for our brothers and sisters around the world,
so that we acknowledge our common humanity and dignity.

Give us insight and understanding so that we can make good choices
about how we spend our money.
You have called us to care for the poor and needy
and we want to take that responsibility seriously.

Help us to be generous with our time and money
so that we can honour you through serving others.

Tony is a Superintendent Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45 am). Tony is married with two children and four grandchildren.

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