Summer is here. It conjures up visions of gardens, breaking the ends off of green beans, Bar-B-Qs and other summer pastimes. Stay safe and don’t do anything that starts with “Hold my beer and watch this…”
Let us pray.
Father in heaven, we thank you for the seasons in weather and also in our lives. We also thank you for providing us with spiritual sustenance as wee as food for our bodies.
We ask you to keep us safe through the summer and grant travel mercies for those who will be traveling.
Thank you for providing a safe place to gather and share our love and lives with each other.
Please bless everyone present and those who were unable to attend. We also ask for healing and comfort for our classmates who need it.
Lord, we ask you to bless the food we are about to eat and those who are preparing and serving it.
We ask for all of this in the name of your Son, Jesus.
The month of May has its origins as the month of growth. We have heard the old adage that April showers bring Pilgrims, er, May flowers. And we are surrounded by new growth as fields fill with flowers, new growth and, unfortunately, weeds.
Especially in these times, all of us could use a new and refreshing time of growth.
Let us pray.
Father in heaven, we thank you for the springtime with all the maturing plants, fragrant smells of the flowers and the start of crops being planted in hopes of an abundant summer and fall.
We thank you for having a safe place to meet out of the lingering end of April showers.
We thank you for all who are able to gather here to share lives and & love, and to break bread with each other.
Please bless the food that you have provided for us. Bless all those who have prepared and served our meals.
Please bless those classmates and their families that were unable to be with us today and mend those who need healing.
We ask all of this and offer thanks in the name of Your Son, Jesus,
P.S. Oh, all of you know what I’m going to say next, so no need to say it. Enjoy!
We are just two days from the first day of spring. Already, in spite of the unseasonable appearance of snow, we have seen flowers poking up their heads. Spring is where everything awakens from the frozen state to give birth to new beginnings and healing from the ravages of winter.
Let us pray.
Father in Heaven, today we hold up to you all our classmates and their families who are in need, and ask you to heal them and provide comfort, strength and understanding. You know who they are and what they need. We ask for your divine intervention in their lives.
We also thank you for the healing and miracles we have witnessed and those which were unseen.
Please bless our time together as we share our love with one another, and we thank you for this comfortable and safe place in which to meet.
We ask you to bless this food which you have provided for our physical nourishment and for our spiritual nourishment.
Please bless all of those who have prepared the food and those who serve it to us.
We praise you and ask for your favor in the name of your Son, Jesus.
February is a month usually reserved for Valentine cards, cupids, arrows to make someone love stricken, chocolates by the pound and even strawberries dipped in chocolate washed down with copious amounts of champagne.
February should be reserved for love and having this spread to a year-round reservation would be beneficial to this world. We love each other and our neighbors; Jesus’ definition of neighbors was the world.
Let us pray.
Father in heaven, we praise you for the love you have for us, even to the extent of giving us your Son to pay for our sins and transgressions. We thank you for your mercy and forgiveness.
Please help us to love each other and also our neighbors. Help us in forgiving those who have angered us as you have forgiven us.
Bless us today as we gather to share our love, opening our hearts to each other and sharing our lives.
Please bless our food and all those who prepare and serve it.
We ask all of these things in the name of your Son, Jesus.
The New Year promises freshness: Visions of flowers pushing through the freshly laid snow. A brand new lease on life. Even a new start promised by our creator.
A calm refreshes us as the pressures of the holiday season fade away; even the smell of freshly cooked Scrapple may be wafting through the air to soothe our savage breast.
Let us pray.
Father in heaven, we thank you for giving us a safe and warm place to meet and share our friendship and love with each other. We thank you for providing us a great country to live in; that we may enjoy our freedoms no matter what party or political proclivities we embrace.
Father, please bless the food we are about to eat just as you bless us with spiritual richness. Bless those who serve and prepare the bountiful sustenance you have provided.
Please grant us new beginnings in our lives and keep us united together throughout the year with the bond we have as classmates. Bless our time together and grant us enriched lives as we break bread together.
We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus.