Opening Prayer: Bread of Heaven

Here’s an opening prayer of invocation inspired by John 6:35.  It was written by Rev. Bonnie Tarwater.

Prayer of Invocation
(inspired by John 6:35)

God of Healing and Transformation,
we hunger and thirst for your abundant life.
We bring you our sorrow and ask for the bread of joy;
we bring you our despair and ask for the bread of hope;
we bring you our  weariness and ask for the bread of  inspiration.

Meet us here.
We need the bread of heaven to sustain us
as we journey to find our way,
that we may we be one with you. 
In Jesus' name we pray. Amen

~ from Spiritual Hunger and Thirst for God, written by the Rev. Bonnie Tarwater.  Posted on the United Church of Christ website.