Wednesday, February 24 — Psalm 30:1–5
2 Chronicles 33:1–34:7; Acts 26:2–14
You shall eat your bread to the full, and live securely in your land. Leviticus 26:5
And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. Matthew 14:20
Loving God, it sounds too magnificent to believe. You generously showered the earth with all that we, your children, need. Forgive us for the soil we have depleted, the air we have fouled, and the water we have poisoned and wasted. In the gift of the earth, you have given us all that we need, from generation to generation. Despite your generosity, many of your children never learned to care for their possessions or share with others. Strengthen us to live a new way. Amen.