Sunday, August 03, 2008

Prayer (Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost)

"They all ate and were satisfied." *

Although you offer us sustenance, our souls are hungry and empty-our lives are hungry and empty.

Make our emptiness and our hunger turn us toward your table-toward your bounty.

Let us never be completely sated-let us never be completely satisfied so that we do not turn away from you but continue to long for your nourishment.

Teach us to share your table with others who are hungry and empty. Fill them too, O Sustainer.

Show us how to share your bounty with the world, your world.

*Matthew 14:20