Eternal Bread and Water


You, Lord, are the bread of life and the well of holiness.
Just as you feed me day by day
   with food that sustains my body,
   keeping me alive on earth,
I pray that you will feed my soul
   with the spiritual bread of eternity,
   making me ready for heaven.
Just as you satisfy my bodily thirst
   with cool water from the rivers and streams,
I pray that you will pour holiness into my soul,
   making my every word or action
   a joyful sign of your love.

St Basil of Caesarea, 330 – 379, bishop and theologian in Cappadocia, Asia Minor
HarperCollins Book of Prayers


John 6:35

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”

2 thoughts on “Eternal Bread and Water

  1. Hey there! This post could not be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my good old
    room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him.

    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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