A Prayer for the Hungry
O God, we pray now for the hungry— not the spiritually
not the emotionally hungry
not the psychologically hungry
(though they surely need our prayers)—
we pray now simply for the hungry hungry.
We know in the realm that Jesus showed us no one
no one lacks daily bread.
In Your Realm,
those with food remember the hungry,
those with food share their food with the hungry,
those with food work on behalf of the hungry,
those with food weep for the hungry,
even if it makes them feel guilty.
God, we are grateful you never forget about the
that you long for the hungry to be fed.
God, we are grateful you never forget about those who
that you long for them to feed the hungry.
God, the hungry and unhungry stand as one before you;
loved with the same love,
both in need of you and each other.
God of the Hungry, so many are hungry.
Rescue your hungry children,
fill their stomachs with food
and their hearts with gladness,
so that they, too, might experience the luxury of dealing
only with their spiritual hunger,
their emotional hunger,
their psychological hunger.
Send your Spirit to the hungry hungry,
and to the unhungry,
until all feast with Jesus in the new age.
In the name of Jesus and the hungry hungry we pray.
a prayer by Steve Hammond