Father in Heaven, we thank you for our freedom, as we have just celebrated Memorial day for those who have fought to keep us free and Independence Day. It is wonderful to be able to be free to associate with our fellow classmates, worship as we please and participate in life without being in danger, and we thank you for these.
Lord, we also thank you for this dry and comfortable place in which we meet.
We ask you to bless those present as well as those who were not able to be here. Please also bless and wrap your arms of loving-kindness and comfort around the families of those classmates who have passed on to join you as has Classmate Rick Green.
Please bless the food we are about to have as we break bread and share our lives and love with each other. Please bless those who have prepared the food as well as those who serve it.
We thank you in the name of your Son, Jesus.