“Give Us This Day our Daily Bread”
Thank you, God, for this good earth and for the bounty it produces.
Thank you, God, for all of those who do the work needed to provide our food.
Thank you, God for the ability to labor so that we can earn the money we need to purchase food for our families.
And God, help those who get little or no share of that bounty, who have little or no access to the food that is produced, and who do not have the ability or the opportunity to earn what they need to feed themselves and their families.
Help us all to do what we can to help those in need.
Help us all to do what we can to change the structures that function in ways that make the distribution of food so inequitable.
Thank you, God, for giving us our daily bread.
Help us, God, to be driven by our thanksgiving to share out of our bounty with others.
“Give us this day our daily bread.” (Matthew 6:11)