Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Prayer for Sunday, August 21, 2011

“You Give Them Something”

Our unfortunate tendency, Lord, is to want to send them away when their needs tax our resources—be they time, energy, money, or love.

Your fortunate tendency, Lord, when we want to send them away, is to challenge us to draw them closer to us and to dig deep to find the resources we need to help them.

Remind us, Lord, that in you we have a lot more from which to draw than we think we have or that we are willing to admit we have.

Inspire us, Lord, to rise to your challenge with grace, love, courage, and ingenuity.


“When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’” (Matthew 14:15-16)

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