Good and Gracious God,
We thank you for gathering us here today
And for all the gifts that you’ve given us in the year that’s past.
We welcome the new addition(s) to our table, grateful for their presence
And bless all those responsible for the food we are about to eat, both near and far.
And we remember those who go without: without homes, without food, without peace.
We ask you to bless them and to soften our hearts.
Fr. Jake Martin, SJ, bustedhalo.com