Focus Scripture: Matthew 6:11 (NRSV) Give us this day our daily bread.
Gracious God our Provider, we thank you for another day of life. We thank you for the beauty of your creation and for giving us sight and hearing and the activity of our limbs. We pray that you will be with us and give us enough nourishment to get us through this day. Feed our minds, O God. Help us to keep our thoughts fixed on you so that we may know your perfect will. Please feed our bodies. Sometimes we ache, O God, and we get tired and sick. Even though there may not be a natural cure for aging on this side of eternity, we ask that you heal us in all the ways we need to be healed this day. Feed our spirits, O God. Give us the strength and courage to get through this day even though the challenges seem great. Feed us with the Bread of Life; quench our thirst with Living Water. Help us know deep down inside that we can do all things through Christ who gives us spiritual strength. Today, O God, we thank you for your blessings. We praise you, and in all things, we give you the glory. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.