Today is the last day of this column on Beliefnet.com. After over 12 years of daily writings on Beliefnet, I’m moving on. I thank God for this wonderful experience. As far as I’ve been told, I’m the last original Beliefnet contributing editor and writer; everyone else is new. Now, however, I need to make some […]
Here’s a little prayer for consideration at your holiday table.
(encourage everyone to observe a moment of silence, then begin)
God, thank you for this wonderful gathering.
For the many gifts of love you give.
This wonderful family, our cherished friends, our ancestors.
They are all here with us in mind and spirit, if not in body.
Thank you for our abundance, our warm home, our peaceful place of rest and renewal.
Thank you for this food today and every day.
Thank you for our livelihood, our daily bread, our resources in these troubled times.
Let us truly think of others with as much compassion and understanding as we can.
Let us help those in need, as they help us too.
Let us keep caring for each other, forgiving and forgetting, sharing the abundant love that only You provide us.
Most of all, we love you, dear God, and thank you for this precious life.
(then encourage everyone to share what they are thankful for, either out loud, or silently)
My prayer for you, dear reader, is also a prayer of appreciation for your continuing time and attention, and for sharing my work with your friends, family and colleagues.
I send you love and many thanks.