Prayer for March 29: Please pray with me. God who feeds us, come and nourish us. Just as you fed the Israelites in the desert as they wandered for 40 years, feed us. Just as Christ ate with his disciples at the Last Supper and taught them how to serve, feed us. Feed us with your love, hope, grace, forgiveness, and mercy. Let these things nourish our very being and strengthen us to go out to share these with others who hunger for you. When you encounter us, you change us in ways we cannot imagine. Help us to share those encounters with others. There are so many who are empty. Use us to fill them with your goodness. Amen.
Prayer for August 7: Please pray with me. God of the hungry, feed us. We heard in yesterday’s Gospel story that Jesus went to a desolate place – a place where there was no life and nothing of value. Yet, when he showed up, people came, people were healed, and people were fed – both their stomachs and their spirits. There are so many who hunger for so many things Lord. There are many who hunger for food, hunger for love, hunger for mercy, hunger for forgiveness, hunger for community. Feed us to overflowing in all of these things. And in so doing, make us your instruments so that we can go out and feed the hungry around us through your abundance. Amen.