Blessed are You, loving God,
For all your gifts to us.
Blessed are You for giving us family and friends
to be with us in times of joy and sorrow,
to help us in days of need,
and to rejoice with us in moments of celebration…
we praise You for Your Son Jesus,
who knew the happiness of family and friends,
and in the love of Your Holy Spirit.
Blessed are you forever and ever.