5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Time for Giving Thanks

As we approach Thanksgiving we would like
to share with you the prayer offered at the start
 of our 35th hunger walk by Pastor Dean Brown 
from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Red Bank.
 This prayer is a call to action for us to be grateful
 for all that we have, and to remember those that
don't have the blessings that we enjoy.

"Lord God,
We come before you this day in so many ways.
We come before you remembering those whom it is easy to forget: those who are homeless, isolated, hungry, thirsty; those who walk five miles for a cup of water or spoonful of food.

We also come before you this day choosing not to forget.
We come before you, O God, giving thanks that Your compassionate Spirit has moved...does move...in this world and in these people's lives in so many ways:  through all the schools and faith communities gathered here in spirit and/or body; through the Red Bank CROP walk planning team and its leaders; through the generosity of so many people making it possible to be vessels of grace improving the lives of many both near and far.

Thank you for making them a blessing.
Thank you for renewing our hearts.

And thank you for giving us a new vision...a renewed vision...catching sight of your mission to serve all our neighbors in need. And in this service -in this act of devotion- we thank you for returning us to our true humanity; for discovering blessedness, holiness, purpose which is Your gift and Your life welling up within us and within Your world.

All this we pray in your most Holy name.

Thanks from all of us who work through the year on Crop Walk, because we can't do it without you.

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