Thank You, Lord God, for this food we are about to eat. Thank You for the hands that have prepared it, for those sitting around the table who are here to share it, and for the ability to be here together under one roof, and enjoy these blessings at Your hand. We realize that everything we have comes from You and for that, we are eternally grateful. We also thank You for what we don’t have this year, for we trust that You have withheld in Your goodness and out of Your protection for us. Thank You that Scripture says You are a Good Father who loves to give gifts to Your children. We sit here as evidence of Your goodness. Thank You for the gift of today and all who are here to share it with us. In the name of Your Son, Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Jesus, our Good Shepherd, we thank You that You carry us forever. Blessed be You for hearing our cry for mercy and helping us – now and in the future. You are our eternal strength and our shield, and our hearts trust in You. We rejoice and give thanks to You with our song. You are the continual strength of Your people, a stronghold of salvation for Your anointed. We thank You for Your salvation and for richly blessing Your inheritance. Amen.