#For Such a Time: Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security

Tell Congress to support safety-net programs this year!  

ON JULY 21, JOIN THE PRESIDING BISHOPS OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND THE ELCA AS WE: 

PRAY for all those who rely on our nation’s social safety net programs to receive medical care or retirement income.

Almighty and most merciful God, we call to mind before you all whom it is easy to forget: those who are homeless, destitute, sick, isolated, and all who have no one to care for them. May we bring help and healing to those who are broken in body or spirit, that they may have comfort in sorrow, company in loneliness and a place of safety and warmth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for the Neglected (ELW p.79)

FAST in solidarity with those who are unable to access critical services and the many who would be hungry and hurting if they were to lose the support these programs provide.   

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. (Example: We fast on this day in solidarity with people whose lives are threatened by lack of access to medical care and who live month-to-month on limited retirement incomes.)

ACT by urging our elected leaders to support strong policy solutions that address the long-term sustainability of these programs not by block granting funding or manipulating eligibility, but by investing in our fellow citizens so that in the long-term fewer people need a helping hand. 

(Read more about these programs by clicking here). 

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  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative

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