God of abundance, you have created a world with plenty for all, giving us all that we need.
You say, “Do not fear,” and we do not listen. We let fear convince us we live in scarcity, and that there is never enough. We take more than our share.
Give us ears to hear Jesus’ words: “give them something to eat.” May that Word inspire us to action, feeding all who hunger without fear. Then amaze us with all that is left over. Amen.
Thanks to Rev. Steve Hoffard, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Kingston, ON, for contributing this week’s prayer.