Prayer: Hungering

Here’s a prayer for the fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C. It draws inspiration from the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32).  It was written by Thom Shuman.



(inspired by Luke 15: 11-32)


hungering for more
that we deserve,
we demand our way
and you give it.

we stuff ourselves
on the empty husks
of pleasure and selfishness,
our shallow souls
hungering for more;

we party our way through life,
awakening in sin's gutters,
our hollow hearts
hungering for more;

stumbling and stammering,
we hunger to find
our way back to you -

you fling wide
heaven's doors,
dragging your stainless robe
through the litter of our sin,
to sweep us up
in your arms
and carry us home

where we will hunger
no more.


~ Copyright © 2007 Thom M. Shuman. Posted on Prayers4Today.