October is usually a scary month as children and adults prepare for Halloween parties and celebrations. I remember as a kid when my dad made a ghost and ran a cable down the stairs to the front door. A quick pull on the release string, and the ghost would appear out of the darkness and rush down the stairs to the unsuspecting kids and adults. That was the cardio-exercise for those times.
Let us pray.
Father in heaven, we pause for a moment to ask for your comfort for all those affected and truly scared by the natural and man-made disasters that have recently happened.
We ask for your blessing for everyone here and those who are unable to attend. Please provide your healing for all those who may need it, both physically and spiritually.
Lord, please bless the food we are about to eat and those who are preparing and serving it.
We thank you for providing a safe place to meet as we break bread and share our lives, love and some fun and maybe scary times with each other.
We thank you in the name of your Son, Jesus.