It’s a new year! Time for a fresh start!
If we are kind to everyone, we can put a smile on their faces, and ours.
Let us pray.
Father in heaven, we thank you for having a safe place to gather, break bread together and share our love and lives with each other.
We ask you to heal all our classmates who are battling innumerable problems and to wrap your arms of lovingkindness around all and comfort them. We especially hold up to you our classmate Dusty Rhodes who needs your help and comfort.
Lord, we ask you to protect all of us from the flu epidemic, limit its spread and heal those of our class who have it.
Please bless our time together. We also ask you to bless the food that we are about to have and those who are preparing and serving it.
We ask all of these things in the name of your Son, Jesus.
And everyone says – AMEN!