Prayer for the Offering: Jeremiah 31

Here’s an offering prayer I wrote for World Food Day (October 16). It’s part of a larger worship resource I put together for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. (See link below.)

Prayer for the Offering
(inspired by Jeremiah 31:31-34)

Generous God,
through your Son, Jesus Christ,
you have shown us what it means to love.
And you call us to follow Your example—
to love our neighbours as we love ourselves.

Continue to write your law of love on our hearts.
Give us an unwavering passion for justice,
and a tenacious faith that will not rest
until the hungry are fed,
the oppressed find relief,
and the outsider finds a welcome. Amen.

~ Christine Longhurst, in Hunger for Justice: World Food Day 2016, posted on the Canadian Foodgrains Bank website.