Father in heaven, we thank you for helping us through another year. Thank you for the times of happiness we have had and for comforting us in times of sorrow.
We ask for your blessings in the coming year for all of us and our families as we continue our lives.
Thank you for giving us a safe place to meet and share our friendship, our highs and lows, and love of life with each other. Please bless all those present and also those who were unable to gather here today.
Thank you for providing the sustenance and also the spiritual nourishment we are about to share with each other. Please bless those who are preparing and serving our food.
We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus.