Maundy Thursday prayer

April 05, 2012

God, You who generously give to all your creatures, satisfy our thirst and hunger not for drink and bread alone but for love, truth, justice and peace though your gift of the Eucharist.

Jesus, in the breaking of the bread in the Eucharist...
, we remember your suffering and we acknowledge the hungers of so many in this world. Through our sharing in the Bread of Life, open our hearts to the needs of all. May this Bread become the bread of hope, of peace, of abundance for everyone in the global village.

Holy Spirit, may the Blood of Christ we share renew us and energize us to be true communities of light amid the darkness of the structures of sin and injustice in the world today. Christ's sacrifice gives us new life and nourishes our souls so we can hear and respond to your discerning call.

As we are called to the table of the Eucharist, let us in turn call our brothers and sisters to the table where we can all share the resources of Creation, where Justice and Peace reign, and where Love transforms human souls and earthly structures so life and goodness can flourish. Amen

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