Oct. 21: #PrayFastAct for all who face homelessness

The Presiding Bishops of both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Episcopal Church (TEC) have issued a call to pray, fast and act on October 21. Join them as together we:

PRAY for our nation’s elected leaders to stand with those who struggle to secure safe and affordable shelter.

God of compassion, your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus, whose earthly life began in the poverty of a stable and ended in the pain and isolation of the cross: we hold before you those who are homeless and cold especially in this bitter weather. Draw near and comfort them in spirit and bless those who work to provide them with shelter, food and friendship. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen. –For the Cold and Homeless, The Church of England

FAST to call attention in our own minds and actions human plight that eviction, poverty, and homelessness create.

Share on social media using #PrayFastAct. On the 21st, post a picture of a dinner place setting with the reason you are fasting this month. We fast on this day in solidarity with people who must choose between paying their utility and housing bills and buying food for their family. Consider participating in an electricity or heating fast by turning it off in your home for the day.

ACT by urging our elected leaders to support strong policy solutions that address affordable housing needs and homelessness.

Watch video message from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.

Watch video message from TEC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.