Bread for the Journey Series: Week 3
Scriptures: Exodus 16:1-21, Luke 11:14
Message: “Daily Bread”
Invitation to Worship: from The Bread of Life, written by the Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi
Leader: You call your people to prayer and praise in many ways.
This day, bring us together just as you called the people of Israel
to gather manna in the desert to eat and sustain life.
People: God of unity, give us this day our daily bread.
Leader: Offer us the nutrients we need to remain connected to you.
As spiritual beings, we desire to receive food that endures—
faith, hope, and love.
People: God of grace, give us this day our daily bread.
Leader: All life is created and nourished by you!
May we grow into new circles of understanding and being,
reflecting the ways in which we have been touched by your holy manna.
People: Holy Spirit, come! Give us this day our daily bread.
Opening Prayer: by Bishop Telmor Sartison
God of bread and wine,
we praise and thank you for the precious gift of the living bread,
Give us wisdom,
as you gave it to Solomon and others
whose stories we read and see in the Church.
In this gathering today we pray, listen to your word to us
and sing hymns of praise and thanksgiving
so that we may learn to live as wise people, in Christ Jesus.
God of the bread that lasts, hear our prayer.
Bless our sisters and brothers in all the churches of this country.
Enable us to live in closer harmony with one another,
expressing the unity we have in Jesus, the living bread.
Teach us to serve you in the world together
for the sake of the Kingdom and not for our own glory and honour.
God of the bread that lasts, hear our prayer, in the words of our Savior…
Theme: We have our daily bread, it’s a staple for many of us. But do we have our daily bread of life? Are we consuming the word of God daily?