Father of the fatherless, we bring to You the plight of so many in our world who suffer from deep poverty and hunger and homelessness. O Deliverer of the poor and needy, You have not ignored the torment of the afflicted, but have attended to their cries for help. Lord, we remember that when You walked this earth, You commanded us to sell our possessions and give to the poor. May we do our part to alleviate suffering. Amen.