It is our prayer that, together, we might please our Father by helping those in need:
“Is not this the fast I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness,
to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
and bring the homeless poor into your house;
when you see the naked, to cover him…”
Do not neglect to do good
and to share what you have,
for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.