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Today’s Reflection

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.

-Eugene Blair
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.

Today’s Question

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Today’s Scripture

The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD!
Psalm 146:10, NRSV

This Week: pray for those seeking employment. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.

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  • robert moeller November 4, 2012, 2:42 am

    Yes, we need to pray this prayer, our shortcomings are many. We are easily distracted.

    May those seeking employment put you first in their hearts, minds and souls o Lord, for when we put you first all that we need will be provided.
    Thank you for being omnipresent, ready and willing to take us as we are. In your precious name I pray, Amen.

    Lord I pray too for those around the world who have been through storms. As Americans we focus on those in the US but should also remember and help those in countries where resources are not as plentiful as here. Haitians, the Bahamas, and other Caribbean countries were hit by the storm as well. In other parts of the world other storms, floods, acts of nature, have hurt and destroyed. Help us to keep them in our prayers as well. Amen.

  • heidi November 4, 2012, 5:05 am

    This prayer stopped me in my tracks, because as I paused with each petition for forgiveness, I experienced forgiveness anew. this was a beautiful, powerful prayer experience. Wow.

  • Connie November 4, 2012, 7:18 am

    Yes, bread of heaven, feed me til I want no more.

    This Sunday we will remember all who have gone before us. We will remember them with love and with the promise that we will meet again. Also, we hope that “all who come behind us find us faithful” and that when we leave this earth, that what people most remember is our love for God.

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