Scripture: Psalm 116:13

A beautiful song comes to mind, and I find myself humming its soothing tune.

The words resonate deeply as I ponder the giver and the receiver – the divine and the human – that there is no distinction.

“One bread, one body, one Lord of all … one cup of blessing which we bless …”

This cup of blessing is a free gift of grace from God – Love poured out toward all of creation, and I am but a small breath of time, yet extravagantly beloved for all eternity.

In considering this blessing that is my life, how am I to respond?

I can do no other than to bless as well.

From this one blessing given, I began writing prayers.

Asked by our parish priest to compose special “Prayers of the People” to observe the first anniversary of September 11th, I’ve written the “Prayers of the People” weekly for the last 19 years.

I share those prayers with friends and other congregations, and I hope they bless those who hear them.

I pray you spend time in silence and solitude uncovering your own cup of blessing and the mercy that is our salvation.

In thanksgiving for every Eucharist of blessing, O Lord, we bless and praise your Holy Name. Blessed forever, we are one in You. Amen.

Nancy Severin, Fort Morgan, CO

A daily Lenten devotional reprinted with permission from The Society of St. Andrew to inspire help sharing nourishing food with neighbors in need. 

Every $1 donated provides more than 40 servings to those in greatest need. A donation of $47 for the 47 days in Lent provides more than 1,880 servings. 

What a way to celebrate the resurrection of hope and lift the cup of salvation for our hungry neighbors! 

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