O Lord, satisfy us in the morning with your loyal love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Prayer of the Bible
You uphold all who fall, O Lord, and lift up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing
-Psalm 145: 14-16
(Free expression of praise and thanksgiving to God)
Confession of Sin
God did in Christ himself reveal, to chase our darkness by his light, our sin and ignorance dispel, direct our wandering feet aright, and bring our souls, with pardon blest, to realms of everlasting rest.
-Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
(Time of silence for confession of sin)
The Words of Jesus
And they had a few small fish. And having blessed them, Jesus said that these also should be set before them. And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.
And there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away. And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.
(Think deeply on the life and words of Jesus)
Prayers for Ourselves and Others
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
(Time to bring before God our own needs and the needs of others)
I give you my hands to do your work.
I give you my feet to go your way.
I give you my eyes to see as you do.
I give you my tongue to speak your words.
I give you my mind that you may think in me.
I give you my spirit that you may pray in me.
Above all, I give you my heart that you may live in me,
I give you my whole self that you may grow in me,
So that it is you, Lord Jesus, Who live and work and pray in me.