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March 27

Elementary:

We begin our prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 We read in the gospel of Mark (6:42), "And all ate and were filled"."

Ever been hungry? After a long day of healing, preaching, and teaching, Jesus and the disciples just want to slip away to eat and relax. Instead, the crowd follows, Jesus continues to teach, and he wants to give them more—food to eat before their journeys home for the night. With a few fish and some pieces of bread, he feeds the five thousand. This miracle story is a picture to God's unbelievable love for us.

God gives and gives to us, and then God gives even more. What can we give back to God and others?

Let us pray what is known as the Grail Prayer (adapted) this Lenten day:

Loving Jesus,

We give you our hands to do your work.

We give you our feet to go your way.

We give you our eyes to see as you do.

We give you our tongues to speak your words.

We give you our minds that you may think in us.

We give you our spirit that you may move in us.

Above all,

We give you our hearts that you may love through us 
We give you our whole selves that you may grow in us,
so that it is you, Loving Jesus, who lives and works and prays in us.

Amen.

On this day which begins World Vision's "30 Hour Famine", we remember that there is much greed in our world and all do not share in God's abundance so we pray that all people may be fed and cared for. Amen.

We close our prayer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.​ Amen.​


High School: 

We begin our prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 We read in the gospel of Mark (6:42), "And all ate and were filled"."

After a long day of healing, preaching, and teaching, Jesus and the disciples just want to slip away. Instead, the crowd follows, and Jesus continues to teach. He wants to give them more—food to eat before their journeys home for the night. With a few fish and some pieces of bread, he feeds the five thousand. The image is one of super abundance.

We are surrounded by an abundance of God's mercy and love. We are surrounded by an abundance of opportunities for service and kindness. We are surrounded by an abundance of miracles – we just don't pay attention to them. God does not leave us with empty bellies and broken hearts. God fills us to the  brim so we may overflow and share that abundance.

Let us pray what is known as the Grail Prayer this Lenten day:

Loving Jesus,

We give you our hands to do your work.

We give you our feet to go your way.

We give you our eyes to see as you do.

We give you our tongues to speak your words.

We give you our minds that you may think in us.

We give you our spirit that you may pray in us.

Above all,

We give you our hearts that you may love in us
our loving God and all people.

We give you our whole selves that you may grow in us,
so that it is you, Loving Jesus,
who lives and works and prays in us.

Amen

And yet on this day which begins World Vision's "30 Hour Famine", we remember that there is much greed in our world, and all do not share in God's abundance so we pray that all people may be fed and cared for. Amen.

We close our prayer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.