The following prayers were written by Alicia for the WBB service held on 15 November 2022. The theme was God as bread.
God who gives, we pray to you for bread each day. You taught us to pray like your people in the desert, receiving what they needed each day and no more, learning to depend on you. Jesus, bread of life, you turn our eyes from daily bread to living bread. Give us this bread always. God who came down from heaven, we thank you that you care about life in this world, that you are our staff of life. God who promises to raise us up at the last day, we praise you for the hope of resurrected life. Give us this bread always. (Pause for silent meditation and praise.) Jesus, living bread, we are hungry. Provide for those who have little to eat, whose budget is tight, who must often go without. We pray especially for your blessing on the work of the Common Table among the homeless and vulnerably housed in Toronto. Help us to be your hands to the hungry, baking and sharing daily bread. (Prayers for those struggling in the city, the country, and the world in a time of economic difficulty.) Jesus, living bread, we are hungry. Provide for those who lack wholesome spiritual food, who long for strength and meaning, who seek life that lasts. We pray for this ministry and others in the university, that you would use us to bring words of hope and life to those who need them. Help us to come to you and feed on you, and hold out that food to others. (Prayers for the university and the wider culture it feeds, for those lost and needing spiritual food.) Living God, those who feed on you will live because of you. We ask you today and every day: give us this bread always. Amen.