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Jesus, the Bread of Life- Prayer -4

Jesus, the Bread of Life- Prayer -4

Jesus said, 'I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.' This is the promise of God to whom we now pray.

Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to be the Bread of Life for the world.  Forgive us for elevating earthly appetites above devotion to you.  Feed us with the knowledge of Christ so that we recognize our sin and gladly repent in his name.
Lord, we pray for those whose daily need for healthy food, clean water and proper shelter goes unmet, and for those misusing what they have in the vain pursuit of pleasure.  Feed them, Lord, with the good things of life now and for eternity.

Have mercy, Lord, on those whose lives have been broken by corona virus, human violence and crime.  As you feed them through the hands of so many nurses, doctors, social and medical workers with hope and a new life, bless our brothers and sisters who minister to them in these prison-like situations.

Merciful Father, you heard the prayers of your people in the wilderness and fed them with bread from heaven despite their sin.  Graciously hear us today and feed us too with the Bread of Life from heaven, even as our Lord Jesus Christ who fed the multitudes with bread, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.