Dear Lord,

Your presence at the Eucharistic Table
is truly the source and summit of our faith.
And in the breaking of the bread your presence
is meant to impel us to reach beyond our immediate
gathering and unify us with the larger gathering
of our sisters and brothers around the globe.
If we can recognize you

in the Sacrament of the Eucharist,
we must also be able to recognize you
among those who hunger and suffer in the world.
But if our faith in your presence
under the appearance of bread and wine
does not translate into action,
we are still unbelievers.

Deepen our faith, make us good stewards
of your Eucharistic presence and help us to bear fruit
in the lives of those we encounter, especially those
most in need of your love and compassion.