Opening Prayer: Jeremiah 31

Here’s an opening prayer I wrote for World Food Day (October 16). It draws on scripture texts from Proper 24C.

Opening Prayer

God of love and justice,
we gather together to worship you:
to offer our thanks and praise
and to proclaim your goodness and mercy.

Meet us here.
Breathe your Word into our souls;
engrave your covenant of love upon our hearts.
Teach us faithfulness and compassion
so that our lives may reflect
your love and justice to the world.

For more resources for World Food Day (October 16), visit the Canadian Foodgrains Bank website at