You have said in your word that you are the bread of life sent down from heaven. Forgive the quarreling and spiteful ways we abuse your gift of life to us.
You said in your word that you alone are eternal life to those who believe. Forgive our unbelief and unfaithful actions.
You said in your word that you alone give us life. Forgive our searching for life in dead and lonely places.
You said in your word that if we abide in you, you would abide in us. Forgive us when we, like lost sheep, have sought comfort in faraway places.
You said in your word that you give your life so that the world may have life. Forgive us when we have failed to tell that good news to those around us and to one another.
Bread of heaven, come down again, and feed us.
Find rest in our hearts.
We ask this in your name. Amen.
The Africana Worship Book, Year B
Prayer by Eugene Blair, page 157 in The Africana Worship Book, Year B, edited by Valerie Bridgeman Davis and Safiyah Fosua. Copyright © 2007 by Discipleship Resources. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD!
Psalm 146:10, NRSV
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