Daily Devotion: Thursday Evening

God of seed and growth and harvest,

creator of need, creator of satisfaction;

give us, we pray, our daily bread,

sufficient and assured for all.

Give us also, we pray, the bread of life,

and we shall have a care to feed the hungry.

and to seek for peace and justice in the world.

Help us, then, to remember and to know

that you are our life today and every day;

you are the food we need, now and for ever.


Look kindly, all-seeing God,

On all who spend this night in anxiety or pain.

Be with those who will die tonight.

Look kindly on those who are without food or shelter,

on those who have no love.

Your will is that we should have life, and share it.


Be present, merciful God,

and protect us through the silent hours of this night,

that we, who are wearied

by the changes and chances of this fleeting world,

may rest upon your eternal changelessness.



A New Zealand Prayer Book, pg. 128


Daily Devotion: Thursday Evening- (click here for MP3 file)