The depths are Yours, O God, and the mountains speak of Your majesty. Human hearts, however, remain hungry for what we cannot obtain but by Your grace. Grant us Your Word, grant us Your mercy, grant us faith to worship and bow down this day.
O Lord, may my every thought and word this day be an act of spiritual worship, and every gesture and act become a sacrament of thanksgiving and praise.
A hunger exists in this world for far more than food, O Lord. I pray, then, that as You multiplied the loaves and fishes, You might also increase the fruit of the Spirit in my life that spiritual hunger all around me might be satiated. May the table of my life become a cornucopia of love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control for all who hunger and search for truth. To You, O God, be all glory this day. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps
Photograph: An art glass window in the north rear corner of the nave of Shadyside Presbyterian Church depicts Jesus multiplying the loaves and fishes. Photography by Nick Conti, Imagebox Productions.