Monthly Archives: March 2016

Blessing for IBC Breakfast March 19, 2016

I would like to thank all of you for your prayers during my open heart surgery and recovery. The prayers have made it possible for me to make a fast recovery beyond what the doctors expected. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Let us pray.

 

Father in heaven,

We thank you for life. We thank you for every heartbeat that keeps us going.

Thank you for allowing us to gather and share our lives with each other and show our love toward one another. We also thank you for a warm place in which to gather.

Please bless the food we are about to share and also the people who have prepared it and those who are serving us.

We ask all of this in the name of your Son, Jesus.

Amen.

Blessing for IBC Breakfast February 20 2016

This is the month where we think about love, candy, Valentine cards, cupids and hearts. Hearts are the key to our existence. They drive our love and spiritual health. Hearts are often forgotten or pushed to the background as far as our physical health is concerned. I was rudely made aware of this when a visit to the ER for what I thought was the beginning of pneumonia turned into a stay in the hospital and open heart surgery for repair of a valve that had failed.

Make February your heart month and get a heart checkup every year.

Father in heaven,

Thank you for providing a safe and warm place for us to gather for our monthly breakfasts.

Bless all of us who have gathered here today to break bread and share our lives with each other. Please bless those who could not join us and bless and heal those who have health problems. We ask you to protect our hearts in both the spiritual and physical planes.

Please bless our food and those who prepare and serve the food.

We ask all of this in the name of your Son, Jesus.

Amen.