Here is the next section of Christine Hemp's
Prayers of the People:
and those whose hunger goes beyond the belly.
We acknowledge them now either silently or aloud.
We ask you to heft the burden of our worry,
that we may turn over to you what we cannot handle,
then roll up our sleeves to do what we can.
Like the doorkeeper on watch,
help us to be alert to your presence in those who suffer.
Keep us in your care so that we may comfort, nourish, and treasure
those who need us most."
author - Christine Hemp
photo of the doorkeeper from here