Sunday, July 26, 2009

John 6:1~15

Loaves and Fishes by Bernardo Strozzi

Dear Lord Jesus,
This young boy brought you all he had for the day. You accepted his small offering and multiplied it so that there was plenty for all. May I too follow his example and bring you all that I have each day no matter how small it may seem, trusting in your love to multiply it so that there is plenty for all those I encounter. May I always remember that your grace is sufficient and that You can take the little I have and transform it. All good gifts, great and small, come from You; may I share them so that others may be fed by You as well. Amen.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.