Somone in Greene County gave me a sign that reads ,
"Pray toward heaven but row toward shore."
In the gospel this weekend Jesus needs what little the apostles have, as well as what little everyone else has, in order to feed not just 5000, but probably 25,000 to 35,000, if you are counting women and children. (Look around you in church this weekend, do you see more men or more women and children.) Jesus depends on us not to look at what we lack but what we have and start from there.
Jesus, then gives thanks and gives away what they have, and they in turn give it to others, who, we hope, then would give it to others.
What do you have that needs to be blessed, broken and shared?
So pray to God but look at what He has already given you. Don't be afraid to thank him and then share what you have with others--that is what the Kingdom of God is like!