We give You thanks, gracious God, for this day. We give You thanks that we have come together, to be with each other. Too often we rush through the day, we hurry through meals, we race past our family, we dash past You. But not today.
Bless those who could not be with us today. Bless those without families on this day by providing them with the comfort of Your presence.
Lead us, O God, to find the way forward to a shared abundance, so that all have enough to eat, not just today but each day.
May the food we eat nourish our bodies, the conversations we have encourage our souls, and this time together bring joy to our spirits.
In Christ’s name. Amen.