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.