‘Bread of Life’
Daily Reflection for Tuesday
Listen to the hymn tune below and sing along with the lyrics if you wish to.
Hymn StF 713: Show me how to stand for justice
Show me how to stand for justice:
how to work for what is right,
how to challenge false assumptions,
how to walk within the light.
May I learn to share more freely
in a world so full of greed,
showing your immense compassion
by the life I choose to lead.
Teach my heart to treasure mercy,
whether given or received—
for my need has not diminished
since the day I first believed:
let me seek no satisfaction
boasting of what I have done,
but rejoice that I am pardoned
and accepted in your Son.
Gladly I embrace a lifestyle
modelled on your living word,
in humility submitting
to the truth which I have heard.
Make me conscious of your presence
every day, in all I do:
by your Spirit’s gracious prompting
may I learn to walk with you.
Martin E Leckebusch (born 1962)
© 2000 Kevin Mayhew Ltd
Used By Permission. CCL Licence No. 882296
Venite (Psalm 95)
Come, let us sing to the Lord…
The Prayer of the Morning
Blessèd are you, Lord our God…
Psalm of the Day: 71:1-16
The Prayer of an Elderly Person
Reading: John 6:30-40
Jesus the Bread of Life
Te Deum Laudamus
A Song of the Church
Prayers of Intercession
Let us offer our prayer
with all God’s people
through Jesus Christ our Lord
who ever lives to pray for us.
We pray for the needs of the world…
We pray for the Church…
We pray for all in trouble or distress…
We pray for all who make a new beginning today…
(Other petitions may follow.)
God of compassion and mercy,
listen to our prayer.
May what we ask in Jesus Christ your Son
be done according to his word, who said,
‘Ask, and you will receive,
Seek, and you will find,
Knock, and the door will be opened to you.’
To you, merciful God,
Through your Son,
In the life-giving Spirit,
Be glory and praise for ever. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Lord our God…
Prayers and Readings used with permission:
Prayer in the Morning pages 5-14 from The Methodist Worship Book
and pages 37-52 of The Prayer Handbook 2019/2020 ‘Responding to the Gospel’,
both of these publications © Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes. The Methodist Church in Britain