In his message about the November 15th,

observance of the World Day of the Poor,

Pope Francis uses the theme from Sirach:

STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND TO THE POOR

to remind us that prayer to God and

solidarity with the poor and suffering are inseparable.

Our FAITH and our prayer

”attains their goal when accompanied by service to the poor.”

Click this link to read a message from His Holiness Pope Francis

Click this link to read about World Day of the Poor from Vatican News