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
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.”