Pray in May with Mary’s Meals
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Posted on: 19th May 2022

For 20 years, Mary’s Meals has been bringing hope to the world’s hungriest children in the form of daily nutritious meals in their place of education. It has served more than one billion meals since its inception. Today, 2,279,941 children in 20 countries make the journey to school, safe in the knowledge that they will receive one meal each day, served by the organisation’s army of volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to run the school feeding programme. For many, Mary’s Meals may be their only meal of the day. 

The provision of a daily meal in school not only has a powerful impact on the children served but on the school and local communities where the meals are distributed. 

During this month of May, we invite people of faith to join us in praying for Mary's Meals and our mission. We give thanks for the fact that we are now able to reach more than 2 million children across the globe and we pray that we continue to grow so that we can reach the next hungry child waiting for Mary's Meals

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Founder of Mary’s Meals, says: “Prayer came first in the story of Mary’s Meals, and for many of us, that remains the case on a daily basis. We pray knowing that this mission depends entirely on God’s grace and providence, and so we need to stay joined to Him.  Prayer is part of the daily fabric of Mary’s Meals – something we wish to make space for and encourage in this diverse global family of ours.

“The month of May has for many centuries been dedicated to Mary the mother of Jesus, who is of course the patron of this mission. Regardless of whether you belong to a faith community that honours Mary in this particular month, please let this be an invitation to you to pray at this time in a very special way for our work ”

For more information or to arrange a talk for your church or group, please contact Fran Lawson:

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