Call to Worship, Prayer: Daily Bread

Here’s a call to worship and opening prayer from Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, and the Worship Ways website.

Call to Worship

We join together as hungry eaters
to be nourished by the food that you offer us.       
God of sustenance, give us this day our daily bread.
As you care for the wheat fields that turn into bread         
and the vineyards that labor to produce sweet wine,
tend to our bodies by feeding us what we need for healthy growth.
God of abundance, give us this day our daily bread.

The rich crops that you have prepared are now ready
to be harvested by our hands and our hearts.
Holy Spirit, come! Give us this day our daily bread.

Prayer of Invocation

Holy Chef,
may we savor the dishes that you have prepared for us this day.
With each bite of your holy feast,
enliven our senses so that we may delight
in the new and tantalizing flavors you have created.

— from Food for All: Service Prayers for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost was written by the Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi. Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website.