Bend back our fingers (a prayer for pastors)

Holy One, we want to be faithful to you, but we get caught up in the numbers. A year’s salary will only go so far. Our time gets spent just as fast as our paychecks. We look around and see ​“not enough” instead of rejoicing that you have given us more than enough. We hold onto what is ours for fear it will all disappear.

Bend back the fingers we have clenched tight shut around what we think is the last piece of bread or the last bit of fish. There is more left over than we can calculate.

Help us to see it.

Help us to see it all:

Flat Jesus at RevGals REVive
Flat Jesus at RevGals REVive

Joy
Grace
Mercy
Peace
Love
Abundance
Healing
Understanding
Assurance
Nurture
Resurrection
Breakfast
Companionship
Comfort
Welcome
Faithfulness
Bread
Fish
Wine
Light
Heaven
Home
Sustenance
Justice
Water
Baptism
Pardon
Forgiveness
Illumination
Inspiration
Spirit
Salvation
Word
Song
Breath
Bodies
Touch
Presence

For all these blessings, we give you thanks and praise. Amen.

The Table at REVive closing worship
The Table at REVive closing worship, where we prayed the list of words, each one written on a paper fish to remind us of the 153 in John 21.
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