Matthew 25:40 New International Version

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Gracious God, as we embark upon Fairtrade fortnight, we ask that you bless the endeavours of all those who seek the ability to provide for themselves and their families, through the process of fair trading. We pray for those who grow crops amidst issues of climate change and global warming. We pray for those who skilfully produce craft items with a lack of resources. We ask that all Farmers and Artisans will be supported and guided and given the opportunity to receive a just price for their goods. We pay for the process of importing and exporting Fairtrade goods and ask that all those, in consumerism and retail, support the application of just trade rules and a fair market. Finally, Lord God, help us all to consider and understand where and how we purchase our goods so that all traders are treated with dignity and respect. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.