Just Food – Opening Prayer
The following is a transcription from brief notes on the commencement of the “Just Food” workshop on 18th January 2014.
[ Tony Emerson, Paul Bodenham introduce the day ]
As an expression of our Christianity, we are going to start with prayer.
[ Chris Walton, Chaplain ]
I was in Wales […] :-
[ singing loudly ] “[…] Bread of Heaven […] Feed us now and evermore”
Perhaps this is more than a metaphor. The “Bread” is the Bread of Life. Food is part of our pilgrimage, discipleship. One might get inspiration – but if you’re not eating right […]
Threefold prayer – thanksgiving for bread, for life; penitence that we follow the herd and eat unholy food; and third, offering self to God.
[ Thank you for the bread […] ]
Forgive us for our allegiance to the Market – a denial of the miracle of the broken bread.
We want to take our place in the great sacrificial procession of life; pour ourselves out into the heart of Christ, leaving behind the unholy bread.