Heavenly Father, kind and good, Thanks we offer for this food...
God, Goddess, Divine Spirit of all there is, we thank you for this opportunity to gather together in one another's compa ...
For health and food and love of friends...
Thank you, Father, for bread and meat. Thank you for the friends we meet...
From forest and stream, from mountain and fields...
Help us love each other as we love ourselves.
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night...
The joys and pains of all beings are present in the gift of this food. Let us receive it in love...
O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness…
Father, I belong to you. I place myself anew in your hands and acknowledge you as Master and Lord of my life...
DIDN'T FIND WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR?
Keep Us From Pettiness
Keep us, O God, from pettiness; let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with faultfinding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretenses and meet each other, face to face, without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.
Let us take time for all things; make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put in action our better impulses-straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the little things of life that create difficulties; that in the big things of life we are as one.
Oh, Lord, let us not forget to be kind.
- Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots