Let my eyes be for you a reflection of your soul:

see in them the compassion and love which is in you.

Let my ears hear your whispered fears

and, in hearing, keep you safe.

Let my voice comfort you and, in my words,

hear your own sweet solace mirrored there.

Let my arms enfold you, strong and sure,

and feel the encircling love of Christ holding you.

Let my heart be open to you

and, in that trembling vulnerability, hold us both secure.

The Bread Prayer

I hold up this dough, Lord,                    to make bread for the hungry.

Bless the farmers who sowed the seed        and tended the growing wheat;             who harvested it in due season.               Bless the sunshine & the rain                 which enabled growth.                               Bless the miller who ground the wheat into flour.                                                   Bless the packers, and the delivery man, who brought it to my door.           Bless the yeast,                                     and the sugar to activate it;                      bless the oil & the salt that flavour it.    Bless my hands which knead it;             and bless all those who will eat it.