CAFOD Fast Day
3 Oct 2019
CAFOD Fast Day Prayer 2019
This Harvest Fast Day we are focusing on a young man from Uganda called Fabiano. Fabiano is 14 years old and gets up very early in the morning whilst it is still dark to go and fetch water before he goes to school. He was attacked in the dark whilst he was collecting water and it terrified him.
This year’s Appeal is all about Fabiano and his community in Uganda.
CAFOD’S HARVEST FAST DAY APPEAL NOTE IS:
“NO CHILD SHOULD BE ATTACKED GETTING WATER TO DRINK.”
Let us give thanks for all that we receive every day. We take for granted the gift of clean, fresh water straight out of the tap in our homes and school. Let us remember this Harvest Fast Day Fabiano and his family and community.
Here is this year’s Harvest Fast Day prayer from CAFOD.
For a harvest shared by all Harvest Fast Day 2019 Prayer
St Francis of Assisi,
your whole life sang in harmony
with God, nature and others.
With you, we praise God for Brother Sun,
full of beauty and splendour,
warming the earth,
from darkness into daylight.
We praise God for Sister Water,
so useful and humble,
precious and pure,
greening arid ground,
growing life in desert places.
Pray for us Francis, that, like you,
we may care for all that exists,
until Brother Sun and Sister Water
produce a harvest shared by all,
in love and solidarity,
justice and peace.