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Prayers for the Malawi food crisis

Could you use these prayers in your church or group, to stand alongside the people of Malawi?

Points for prayer
  • Pray for the 6.5 million people in Malawi urgently in need of access to food supplies, as the country faces its worst drought in a decade.
  • Pray for those families who are going hungry and struggling to find enough food to eat.
  • Pray for the 500,000 people who have no access to safe drinking water
  • Pray for the hundreds of thousands of pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and under-twos who are at particular risk of malnutrition.
Latin American prayer

‘Lord, to those who are hungry, give bread.
And to those who have bread, give a hunger for justice.’

Prayers of Intercession

‘May you made strong in the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience…’
Colossians 1:11

Lord of life,
Thank you for our brothers and sisters in Malawi,
for their friendship and companionship over the years.
With faith, hope and love we pray with them now
as they face the worst drought in recent years.

We pray with the more than 6.5 million people urgently in need of food.
With those who are suffering the pain of hunger
and with those who are particularly vulnerable:
the pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and the under-twos.
We pray for all to get the nutrition and nourishment they need
to be protected from malnutrition.

Lord in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

We pray with all those who are waiting for the harvest,
hoping that the solar panel irrigation will work,
longing for the rains yet remembering recent devastating floods.
We pray that they may be made strong with all the strength
that comes from your glorious power.
We pray that the harvest will come.

Lord in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

We pray they would know they are not alone,
that they are not forgotten but are held in our hearts.

We pray for the day when we will all joyfully give thanks
because the extremes of drought and flooding no longer threaten,
because justice will be reaped in abundance,
because all will eat and have enough.

Lord in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

Mayenziwe 'ntando yakho
Your will be done on earth, Lord

Resource language
  • Africa
  • Malawi
Themes – Areas of work
  • Humanitarian
  • Emergencies
  • Theology