christianaid21Our prayer this week picks up the themes of poverty and trade justice which we were discussing at breakfast yesterday. The prayer comes from Christian Aid and Fairtrade Fortnight.

Tilt the scales,
O God of the mustard seed:
That the poor shall see justice.

Share the feast,
O God of Eden’s abundant garden:
That each crop may fetch a fair price.

Upset the tables,
O God of the upside-down Kingdom:
That the least can benefit from their trade.

Open our eyes,
O God of life in all its fullness:
That we may learn to walk the way of your son
tilting, sharing, upsetting this world

Not satisfied
until the products we bring to our table
Give a better deal, to all who hunger for one.

In His name, Amen.