Fairtrade Breakfast

Fairtrade Breakfast 13th May 2012

The sun shone in the park as we set up our chairs and tables and prepared to eat breakfast together. A camping stove provided power to boil water for Fairtrade tea and coffee

12th May was World Fairtrade Day and people all over the world were joining together over the weekend to celebrate by sharing a Fairtrade Breakfast. What a good plan for Third Space.

Introductory reading

11 “Moreover, say to the royal house of Judah, ‘Hear the word of the Lord. 12 This is what the Lord says to you, house of David:

“‘Administer justice every morning;
rescue from the hand of the oppressor
the one who has been robbed,

Jeremiah 21 :11

God of sunshine and rain,

Of the blossom we now see on the trees

Signaling to us the fruits of the earth 

We thank you.

 The table was set out with Fairtrade pineapple, bananas, fruit juice 

God of the soil and harvest,

Of the bee, the cattle

and the food crops which grow to sustain us

We thank you

Fairtrade cereals, cereal bars, honey, chocolate spread, marmalade, peanut butter, plus milk, home made barm cakes and hot cross buns made with Fairtrade ingredients were added to the table.

Breakfast was consumed!! 

Prayers

For all whose image of your creation is marred by pain and suffering 

Your kingdom come                                                                                                           Your will be done

For those who wake each morning to shellfire and destruction
Your kingdom come                                                                                                           Your will be done

For children dispossessed of childhood and transformed into soldiers
Your kingdom come
Your will be done

For orphans wandering lonely roads to uncertain futures
Your kingdom come
Your will be done

For each persecuted family carrying your Cross
Your kingdom come
Your will be done

from www.faithandworship.co.uk/prayers_peace

Pray for those who we know who are in need …

time for silent prayer

Pray for ourselves and our families …

time for silent prayer

Pray that we might administer justice each morning …

time for silent prayer

Share the bread and wine

Jesus ate a meal with friends and shared bread and wine

Jesus bread of life be here among us

As Jesus poured out the wine he symbolized his life being poured out for us

Jesus giver of life – we thank you

 

Thought for the day

Every time you choose Fairtrade, farming communities in the developing world take a step away from poverty and towards a brighter future.

www.fairtrade.org.uk

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