Pray In May

Child enjoying their nutritious mug of Marys Meals

Pray In May

Join with us to pray for God’s continued blessing on our mission.

Pray for the children we feed in this special month

Since our humble beginnings, Mary’s Meals, named after Mary the Mother of Jesus, has been built on a foundation of prayer and the many little acts of love from those who support us.  

Throughout the month of May we invite individuals, churches and faith groups to pray with us, that our work continues to flourish and grow, and that more children throughout the world will see their lives transformed by receiving a daily meal in a place of education. 

While we recognise the important place of prayer in our work, Mary’s Meals consists of, respects and reaches out to people of all faiths and none.

You can let us know if you are taking part in Pray In May by emailing us on or tagging us on social media using #PrayForMarysMeals. 

For Catholic Churches

Our mission is carried out in Our Lady’s name to feed children a daily school meal in some of the world’s poorest communities.

During May, the month traditionally dedicated to the Virgin Mary, we ask you to pray for the children who eat Mary's Meals.

You can support us by:

  • Including a bidding prayer for Mary’s Meals at Mass.
  • Praying the Rosary for our work. 
  • Organising a time of prayer for Mary’s Meals.

Other Churches and Places of Faith

Our work is built on the power of prayer, and as a result we continually see God's love and provision in incredible ways. Mary’s Meals is now providing life-giving and life-changing school meals to more than two million of the world’s poorest children. 

You can support us by: 

  • Including a prayer for Mary’s Meals in your service. 
  • Organising a time of prayer for Mary’s Meals. 
  • Encouraging children and your local schools to pray for our mission.

Gifts of hope

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